WhatfettleFlickr Interestingness

Hugo questions how does flickr’s interstingness ranking work?. My guess it’s statistical-magical by which I mean may not work best with only a few views and comments, might not be updated very often and possibly includes other undisclosed factors, such as the number of different commenters, your relationship with each commenter, rate at which comments are applied, length of comments, number of notes, Google’s ranking, how widely shared is the picture, and what-not. Given you can’t seem to see other peoples’ most popular / interesting photos (why?), here are mine. Not too random. Actually not random enough on the subject matter for my liking :)

View East

#1: View East

Map of Location


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Apsley under Smoke

#2: Apsley under Smoke

Commuters: "Am I bothered? Am I bothered though? Do I look bothered?"

Map of Location


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Throw

#3: Throw

Threw the camera from one had to the other beneath a row of fairy lights on the water front in Geneva.


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Spin 'round

#4: Spin ’round

Taken at night on the Thames Embankment which has several different coloured street lights at a variety of heights. I disabled the flash then took an automatic exposure (probably about half a sec) whilst spinning


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Wired II

#5: Wired II

Getting better, thanks to buying a mac and selling my iPod. I also managed to loose my cheapo watch in Boston.


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Buncefield across the Fields

#6: Buncefield across the Fields

Map of Location


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3 comments

Pink Seat

#7: Pink Seat

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271 views
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Mordor

#8: Mordor

Map of Location


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lost!

#9: lost!

I got lost on the way to the meeting this morning, but my GPS came to the rescue – and recorded my passage .. see also whatfettle.com/2005/07/maps/lost.html


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Wave

#10: Wave

Outside the Sheraton looking at the station, I swung my camera on its wrist strap.


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