If 2.0 or social media is added to the above headline, somebody wins a round of buzzword bingo.
But I just started playing with Photophlow and I’m having fun with it. Anyone that gets a lot out of Twitter and/or Flickr will also find it interesting. Thomas Hawk describes Photophlow pretty concisely here.
Photophlow turns Flickr from a static sort of photo sharing site into a dynamic, interactive experience complete with chat.
It's hard to describe, but basically users congregate in chat rooms where they submit and discuss photos, can post to their twitter streams, can add contacts, fave photos etc.
The service uses the Flickr API to deliver a radically different and interactive version of Flickr.
Go with the Phlow?
I know what you’re saying, “yeah, OK, but what do you DO with it?”
I’m the first to
point out admit that there are some uses of API that make you laugh, er, curious about their purpose. But to me, the beauty of the API is that user creativity tends to find new applications for sites like PhotoPhlow. And besides I’m just playing with some of the shiny new, not selling my possessions to follow the Phlow full time. Invites are starting to spread, and, as proof, I have a spare one. Drop me a line if you want it.