i'm lovin' IT

Fred Scharmen, Tom and 2 more people faved this
  • Tom 8y

    What clarity of image and what juxtaposition of subjects and what great timing to catch the System Initialization!
  • Janet Leadbeater 8y

  • LichtEinfall 8y

  • James Hague 8y

    The funniest part is that "System Initialized" has been scrolling by for days now.
  • Tom 8y

    That IS the funniest part. I should have guessed!
  • Tom 8y

    Open Question:
    James's photo here is outstanding, extraordinary.
    But not significantly more so than most of James's always exceptional photos.

    So my question: Why, do we suppose, that this particular photo has gathered so many views in such a short period? 600 in 24 hours. It deserves them certainly, but why does it seem to be so exceptionally well-viewed, relative to his other gems???

    I have a few speculations, but I'd love to hear yours.
  • vingt_deux 8y

    good question... maybe there are a lot of non-flickr members who keep an eye on the funny pool? i would hate to think that people actually search on a mcdonald's tag.
  • Tom 8y

    Thanks, vingt_deux for two suggestions:
    #1: Flickr non-regulars check and view the "funny pool"
    #2: Many people deliberately search on "McDonald's"
  • Tom 8y

    More information to consider while we speculate:

    Based on a sample of ten of James's most recent Explore images, James's 'normal' ratio of FAVES to VIEWS averages 1 to 10 (10%).

    The ratio of FAVES to VIEWS for "i'm lovin' IT" is 1 to 300 (3 tenths of 1%).
    That's less than 'normal' by a factor of 30.
  • James Hague 8y

    An interesting discussion!

    I didn't add it to the funny pool until it was up near 600 views, so that wasn't it. I'm sure the abnormal number of views is a combination of being a novelty photo and being linked to in a blog. It got up to ~575 views overnight, but dropped off a cliff after that.
  • Tom 8y

    Ah, interesting . . . How did the the 'blog link' come about?

    (And we can take speculation #1 off our list)
  • vingt_deux 8y

    (i really think we can take #2 off our list too!)
  • James Hague 8y

    "Blog link" is a standard explanation of high view numbers :)
  • Tom 8y

    Ah... a hypothesized blog link, not a specific one known to you?
    I'm getting it; kind of like some of the dust from the wing of one of the fairies happened to fall on one of your bean sprouts yesterday.

    (but I'm still naive enough to keep looking for economic and political forces that influence the fight paths of fairies and the vectors of blog links. I'll let you know when I find them) ;)
  • Gail Williams 8y

    title of the week, too!
  • Amanda Graham 8y

    What a find! I am lovin' it!
  • atomicity 8y

  • hemlock_martini 8y

    Yeah, I'll take a large System Initialized, medium fries and an orange drink...what do you mean you don't offer it? It's on your sign, isn't it? I wanna speak to your manager!
  • TorontoPianoTuning 6y

    The reason it got so many views is because it hit the 2nd page of Reddit.com's FUNNY.
  • Frederik Delaere 6y

    you mean 28 months ago ? :)
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