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Anybody know who this is?

I shot the Vloggies here in San Francisco last night. To see a complete SmartSet of last night's party click through here: beta.zooomr.com/smartsets/thomashawk/5024

See the blog post for more info: The Vloggies Wrap-Up

 

This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you use this photo, please list the photo credit as "Scott Beale / Laughing Squid" and link the credit to laughingsquid.com.

See the blog post for more info: The Vloggies Wrap-Up

 

This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you use this photo, please list the photo credit as "Scott Beale / Laughing Squid" and link the credit to laughingsquid.com.

See the blog post for more info: The Vloggies Wrap-Up

 

This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you use this photo, please list the photo credit as "Scott Beale / Laughing Squid" and link the credit to laughingsquid.com.

See the blog post for more info: The Vloggies Wrap-Up

 

This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you use this photo, please list the photo credit as "Scott Beale / Laughing Squid" and link the credit to laughingsquid.com.

Photo of Jonathan Moore and Violet Blue taken from last year's 2006 Vloggies.

 

[I'm CEO of Zooomr]

 

tiny nibbles - violet blue

 

Violet Blue has published an email she received from Flickr Chief Stewart Butterfield regarding the recent censorship/moderation of her account.

 

Short version, Stewart apologizes. Longer version, his email is a thoughtful and considerate one and well worth reading.

 

Violet still has questions about some of the issues raised by Stewart in his email, most noteably which photos of hers that Stewart censored/moderated personally and the need for better definition to the rules of what is allowed on Flickr and what is not allowed on Flickr.

 

One thing I will say is that running a photo sharing site is hard work. Especially one that is community based. There is a constant struggle between what some people want to share openly and what other people don't want to see. I think Flickr has made lots of mistakes with regards to censorship in the past, but I also probably tend to err too much on the side of allowing content that other places might restrict.

 

I think the people at Flickr are good people though and that their heart is in the right place in trying to find the right balance.

 

This is going to get harder though especially with the mass transfer of another 2 billion photos (roughly 4x the size Flickr is today) from Yahoo Photos over to Flickr.

 

In the past Flickr has been a edgier place than Yahoo Photos -- more of an artist community stronghold vs. a pure photo hosting place for middle America. As all of the Yahoo Photos people are assimilated into the Flickr Community this will bring an even bigger challenge to make sure that everybody gets along well in the the Flickr photo playground.

 

I'm not sure that there is an easy answer to the Flickr censorship/moderation issues.

 

Fleshbot has picked up on this story and is running it too.

Vloggie #1 - Best Special Effects (Judges' Award)

Vloggie #2 - Best Entertainment (Fiction) Vlog (Viewer's Choice Award)

Vloggie #3 - Best Special Effects (Viewer's Choice Award)

Vloggie #4 - Best Web Site Design (Viewer's Choice Award)

Vloggie #5 - Best Collaboration, Node 666 (Viewer's Choice Award)

 

Actually, the truth of the situation is that we lost all 5 friends with our luggage on our way home. We really hope United Airlines finds our luggage... if not, I've not only lost most of my best jewellery but also a lot of our best clothes... all my make up and hair products. I guess that's what happens when you "bring the kitchen sink".

we went to Hair of the Gods and taped a segment for Vloggies Show about doing my hair for the awards show. a bit early, but it was lots of fun. Rudy did my updo! oh and the best part? merlin mann goes there.

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See the blog post for more info: The Vloggies Wrap-Up

 

This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you use this photo, please list the photo credit as "Scott Beale / Laughing Squid" and link the credit to laughingsquid.com.

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