Flickr

Okay, when Flickr was first introduced, I, being the early adopter that I am, quickly signed up and took a look. It was pretty cool, especially with all of the cool tagging and metadata stuff you could do with your photos. Unfortunately, I really didn’t have (and still don’t) much use for stuff like that. On top of that, I’m not really in the business of sharing my personal photos with the world.

However, I was reevaluating online photo solutions again last night and realized actually how cool Flickr is and has gotten (especially after having been bought by Yahoo! and can take advantage of that powerhouse). It’s integrated into many popular blogging tools, including MovableType, there’s a cool plugin to directly export from iPhoto (although developed by a Flickr user and not officially supported), has very granular privacy options, and encourages people to take advantage of Creative Commons licensing. The last one is what really got me, so I went ahead and paid for the full Pro account and am a new convert to Flickr.

If you’re on Flickr, look me up and we can share contacts. If you’re not on Flickr, you should check it out for your photo needs. Here’s a link to my public photos.