Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flickr Explore

Rosettes
This painting ended up on Flick Explore yesterday. So far it has garnered over 14,000 views. It is quite extraordinary really. I have no idea how these images are found and chosen. Is there really a person on the other end who decides? It seems hard to believe given the huge numbers of images uploaded to Flickr every day. If anyone has any idea of how it works, I am curious to know. It is not the first time one of my pieces has been chosen but this is the most views I have ever received. It made me quite happy since most of the time I am working in a vacuum.

6 comments:

Cathy Farrell said...

That's great - congrats!

Robbie said...

Hmmmm...I upload my pics to Flickr but it sounds a if you didn't...I have seen some of my blog post pics on some google sites...I would make sure to put some type of copyright/name on your photos..me, I don't care...my work isn't that outstanding...I consider it flattery if someone copies my work! HA But yours is special...you might want to go to Flickr and research...wonderful pic by the way!

Gina said...

It is a beautiful image.

marsha said...

Actualy i believe it is a human who does it...they look at stats and what photos are getting particular attention....

Candace said...

Congrats! I made Flickr twice this month but I've been reading a lot about how you make Explore. It's not a person who does it, the amount of photos uploaded per hour is ridiculously overwhelming. There are several discussion groups on Flickr itself discussing how they are chosen. It is a patented "interestingness" algorithm. Here is a very interesting discussion on it: https://www.flickr.com/groups/inexplore/discuss/72157637172484016/
Of my latest 2, one now has over 7,000 views but the other has about 200 which makes no sense at all (since I have many photos that did not make Explore that have far more views) but there are several factors including what time of day you post and a ton of other things that will determine a particular photo's ranking. And, in the end, Flickr keeps adjusting the algorithm so that no one can beat it.

Jo Murray said...

I don't know how it works either, but I'm not surprised at the number of views. Gorgeous stuff!