The Worlds Photo Album

Flickr was started by a couple in Vancouver who saw it as a possible social website. Later after some success, it was bought by Yahoo for $35 million who later improved upon the technology. I enjoyed reading about Bradley Horowitz who was working on getting the computer to recognize pictures, and when he heard about tagging, he was very dissapointed that it didnt occur to him to use a similar approach. When people started to volentarily organize the pictures they found, Folksonomy was thus created to describe the new collaborative form of taxonomy. When this happened several institutions shared pictures through Flickr in hopes of having those photos identified, which was called the common project. Technology has advanced so much through these last few years. Now the common trend is Instagram which has the same rpose

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.