De geschiedenis en toekomst van Flickr
Jesse James Garrett van Adaptive Path interviewt Flickr’s Eric Costello, over de geschiedenis en toekomst van zijn online photo sharing community.
“When we first launched Flickr, it was a Flash application that was mainly just a chat environment with real-time photo sharing. So it was quite limited in what you could do.
Although the Flash application was, I think, a really innovative interface, and really fun to use, and a lot of people enjoyed it, I think it was a little too off the beaten path to really get a wide audience.
We had a lot of signups when we had Flickr Live, but relatively few of those signups turned into active users. Whereas when we started introducing traditional Web-style features, we got a lot more signups, and more of those people stuck around and continued to use the site.”