Registered Users Is Only One Metric

Flickr founder, Caterina Fake, recently returned from her Bora Bora vacation. She came back ready to write. Upon considering the number of MySpace registrations, she had this to say: MySpace and Facebook are examples of services that enable communication and socializing. You can surf them, but surfing them isn’t really the point. You don’t really […]

MyMartha In The Pipes

According to CNET, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia plans to start an online social network similar to, but aimed at adult women. The network would appeal to women aged 25 to 45, and allow members to share photographs, scrapbooks, recipes and similar projects with one another and home design experts, said the company’s chief […]

Photo Sharing 2.0

Michael Arrington of Tech Crunch loves BubbleShare, a new photo sharing site. Toronto-based online photo sharing BubbleShare is just wonderful, and ridiculously easy to use. Their interface team deserves a gold star or something, because I don’t think I’ve ever used a site’s full functionality without consulting a single FAQ or other instruction. The free […]

Seth Godin’s New Plaything

If Squidoo is any indication, advertising is a popular topic. Currently there are 20 so-called “LensMasters,” which is an optically-challenged way of saying the site features 20 so-called experts who maintain a page about advertising. Some established bloggers are using their new Squidoo page to further market their offerings while providing a closer look at […]

Yahoo’s Buying Spree Continues

Yahoo continues to acquire Web 2.0 companies. Today, it’s, the social bookmarking site. According to Tech Crunch, Yahoo now owns the two most important tagging properties on the web – flickr and Greg Yardley speculates that Yahoo paid between $30 to $40 million for the company. His thinking considers that Union Square Ventures, […]

Flickrization Of Yahoo Well Underway

Business 2.0: “I look at Flickr with envy,” Jerry Yang, co-founder and chief of Yahoo says. “It feels like where the Web is going.” What Yang envies is the community of 1.5 million rabidly loyal users Flickr has cultivated and the vast amount of content they’ve created. Of the 60 million photos uploaded to the […]

The D.I.Y. Coffeetable Book

Derek Powazek is stoked about Flickr’s new printed photo books, a product still in incubatory stages. My first thought was, “Man, everyone’s gonna want one of these.” (Of their photos, I mean. Not mine. Besides you, mom. You might want one of mine.)

“Always Stay In Your Own Movie”

Bohemian Cafe, S. 13th St., Omaha, NE (care of Flickr user, Norchas) I’ve been spending more time on Flickr, of late. The experience is a lot like reading blogs, but the content is all visual. Like blogs, people promote what they find most interesting. For some, it’s their self-image, for other’s it’s semi-erotic images, flirting […]