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People like pictures

posted 23 Feb 2012, 03:58 by David Sherlock   [ updated 23 Feb 2012, 04:09 ]
I'm sat in a interesting presentation by Amber Thomas. The first half talked about issues around data driven journalism and made some good points, after the talk I'll try and hunt down the presentation.

One thing that struck me was a slide that said "people like pictures" talking about some popular services like flikr. Stuck me that the biggest picture sharing site and a huge driving force in modern culture was missing. Obviously I wouldn't put 4chan on a JISC presentation either, but I still find it interesting that the most influential image sharing community is taboo. Its kind of ironic that our creepy treehouse isn't as creepy as the real thing.