I registered my flickr account almost a year ago but never got into using it. I still find no use for it since I have all my photos on my web-space and with iPhoto and the WebExport plug-in its extremely easy and fast to update the gallery.
So why did I start to use it? I just wanted to try it and give it a chance so that I understand what can be done with it. It might come in handy one day for a client or someone. Who knows?
However, using the Flickr Uploadr (what a stupid name) it’s quite fast and easy. Tagging, naming and describing every picture can get a bit tedious quickly. The price you pay for “Web 2.0” (what a stupid name again!) and all that “goodness”.
At this point I decided to use it as a separate random image for the sidebar as I don’t plan to replace my iPhoto/WebExport gallery yet.
Do you trust another company to host all you images?
Websites get all cluttered up using YouTube, Flickr and whatever service. Of course it makes it easy for everyone to publish his stuff.
Do we want to see everyone’s published crap?
As long as it’s tagged properly, it would be alright. Searching for my favorite blues song should show me a video of the artist playing his song. I’m over it to see some half naked guy with a guitar in his bedroom covering the tune I want to listen to. Just because he didn’t put the tag “cover” or anything similar into his posted video.