My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society. Buzzwords in my world include: privacy, context, youth culture, social media, big data. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever I'm thinking.

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Flickr just released interestingness. This is a fascinating way to browse photos, checking out what people are into.

There are lots of things that make a photo ‘interesting’ (or not) in the Flickr. Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when; who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things which are constantly changing. Interestingness changes over time, as more and more fantastic photos and stories are added to Flickr.

So, engage a way because your engagement affects the interestingness and there’s nothing like oohing and aweing over the pretty pictures this month.

(PS: they also released clustering so that you can check out tags based on related words. Check out all of the ones related to urban)

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