• January 29, 2010

    Flickr Blog: Fence Friday.

    Twitter has #followfriday. If I were ever to rebuild Flickr from the ground up, I’d collapse the distinction between tags and groups for thematic collaboration. Explicit grouping is useful only when you need to create a sense of place, a trick most easily accomplished in virtual environment by articulating a membership, and a history. Collaboration does not need place, it needs energy.

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One response to “Flickr Blog: Fence Friday”

  1. Are you saying you would do away with Groups as their own kind of entity, possibly building a Groups-like feature using tags?

    Interestingly, Status.net chose to do the exact opposite of this. They added a “!” syntax for groups, rather than build a group-like functionality around the already existing “#” norm.