So tonight I was going through my flickr photos and checking out the stats, as there was a nice little spike in it, and anyway I didn’t think the results were quite right as it was showing that one photo with 57 views, 7 comments and 2 favourites was more popular than a photo with 3686 views, 7 comments, and 28 favourites.
So now I’m completely baffled about how the ‘favoured’ system works.
I turned to Google
And what I found was a whole huge number of results, but one in particular jumped out at me, dopiaza.org
dopiaza.org is a website put together by David Wilkinson, and as he puts it, it’s a site that is about “software, food and photography—because those are some of the things he’s interested in”. Already he’s mentioned some of my favourite things!
Anyway, one of the little php tools / scripts David has on his website is called ‘Set Manager’ and what it allows you to do is create sets on Flickr based on a whole bunch of different criteria, ie. date posted, ‘interestingness’, tags, and even location-based sets. Tots cool!
After a couple of button clicks, and about 10-15 seconds of ‘thinking’ time, I was presented with a new flickr set which just by a quick glance looks to be a whole lot more like I was expecting than what flickr was dishing out. And hey, I even kept the set it made (even though I’m not sure about those Hawthorne Heights photos).
Wrapping this all up, it’s cool, it works, and it seems way more accurate.. Could you ask for more?
Check it out at dopiaza.org