Flickr vs Google Plus, Last One Year

  • Invisible Cirkus PRO 3y

    Thomas Hawk instgram has alot invested in their communites... infact, all CM's meet and share best practices together in a centralized space on FB called "ManIgers"... we currently have 232 registered community managers all over the world. its a beautiful thing. I spend most of my TOG time on IG now. what a shame since my heart is here.
  • ken osborn PRO 3y

    Maybe Flickr needs to recruit Thomas Hawk :-)
  • Niki Aguirre 3y

    Thanks for sharing this!
  • Cynthia Wood PRO 3y

    I still prefer Flickr to Google+ for sharing and looking at photography... Go figure!
  • Michael Veltman PRO 3y

    Interesting dialogue - I hope Flickr stays around because I like it here!
  • Kim Fearheiley PRO 3y

    I sure miss what Flickr used to be.
  • Thomas Hawk PRO 3y

    Cynthia Wood you and an awful lot of people. Flickr does a lot of things right and has actually been improving over the past 6 months. It just needs to improve more and even faster I think. I do believe they are trying to do this though.
  • Michael Veltman PRO 3y

    I just joined this site in January of this year: what did Flickr used to be like?
  • otterphoto 3y

    I think they need to listen to users and try and give us features we want instead of telling us what we want. Aviary comes to mind...
  • Matt Champlin PRO 3y

    interesting Thomas, thanks for the info. I may quit FB and use Google+ for my photo sharing instead
  • scleroplex PRO 3y

    we hope
  • peet-astn PRO 3y

    now I know why I'm on Explore most days, I'm the only one left! (And I'm stayin' too!!)
  • otterphoto 3y

    peet-astn Well, I know i'm not making Explore because my photos are so wonderful! :)
  • SF Lіghts 3y

    Aren't statistics fun?

    Use the same units for both graphs, and it'll look a lot different.

    Otherwise, it's useless data.
  • SF Lіghts 3y

    Also your data sets are suspicious. Try overall views instead of just unique ones (flickr has been around for a while, Google+ is new) and US data is a very poorly selected sample.
  • Michael Veltman PRO 3y

    I also tend to agree with an earlier comment that google+ might better be compared with FB. Wouldn't smugmug or a more similar site to Flickr make for a better comparison?
  • Alistair Hamill 3y

    You've been posting some fascinating stuff on Flickr over the past while, Thomas, most of which I was unaware of until I read your material. I have recently tried to expand my G+ presences by posting and commenting a bit more. The result has been an avalanche of new followers, but - as yet - very little interaction.

    And so I am faced with a choice: do I stick with Flickr, with my network of contacts, with whom I regularly interact? Or do I invest the time it would take to make G+ work as well for me as it clearly does for you?

    You say: "The question is will a photographer interacting heavily on G+ have more robust activity than a photographer interacting heavily on Flickr."

    That's the clincher for me. I agree with you that G+ is a lot more flexible in terms of its basic format, but do I want to walk away from a community I have invested in to develop another community from scratch?

    Anyway, you've given me plenty to think about...!!!
  • Tara Morgan 3y

    I'm just wondering where is the best place/tool to store all your photos? It seems like you can't share very easily - like I can't upload from Google+ to my Flickr, actually I can't get any of my google+ to anywhere else, like Picasa. I've got photos in iPhoto (and thus Picasa) and now in google+. Where's the best place to store photos so that you can actually use them in blogs or other stuff?
  • Mateusz Łoskot PRO 3y

    Mihai Andritoiu Very good point. Confusing Flickr with FB or G+ is a mistake, IMHO, unless someone looks at it from sole marketing point.
  • Tuan Tran 3y

    This is comparing apple and orange. I go on google plus jus to check my email lol.
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