Flickr as first person photo site
Flickr is evolving nicely, always working on making the whole process of uploading, accessing, organizing one's photos, and accessing other people's photos, ingeniously simpler and more community friendly. Interesting people, images, places, the feeling of going somewhere. It could be even more piquant. Here's a suggestion I just posted in the ideas forum:
This occured to me recently as I thought about the current ability of many with digital cams and photo-capable phones etc. to capture events in the making. First person shots of news as it happens - huge fires, police actions, war, strikes, etc. So many have the capability, but where can they place them that others would know to find them?
Flickr would seem an ideal network to get the word out about a news-in-progress space on the net. The space could be nuanced to capture local, regional, national and international events, but the point is, it would be a space that the next time there was breaking news, one would float over here to see if anyone on the scene had posted images. Would this not be of broad and timely interest?