Somebody sent me the URL for a new photo aggregator from the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

i2i - AJC's New Social Media Aggregation Tool?

More thoughts soon…..
Well I was going to say a bit more, but Rex wrapped things up nicely in his comment. Like he says, why create your own, when there are other solutions out there that the majority of people use.
A great example of this is When the site launched they used a proprietary photo upload tool. As Rex references, you’d have to upload your photos to Flickr then to their site. Duplicating work is something that not many people want to do. Now the site directs user to use Flickr.

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2 Responses to Atlanta Journal Constitution’s New User Photo Aggregator?

  1. Rex Hammock says:

    I can understand why they would want to set up their very own branded, walled-off, photosharing garden — and hey, Atlanta *is* the social media hub of the south — however, hasn’t the horse left the barn on this? Without registering — something I refuse to do, yet again on yet another such service — I can’t tell if I can incorporate feeds from other photosharing services, i.e., Flickr. If I can, then I give it a thumbs up. If they want me to upload photos there AND Flickr, then, well, I don’t get it. Cute idea, however. And despite my skepticism, I hope it works for them. I like the idea of local, narrowly focused communities. I just don’t like the idea of having conversational media identity burnout.

  2. tolar says:

    Greetings! I’m the software developer for i2i. This comment reflects my personal thoughts on i2i as the developer of such and does not necessarily reflect any official position of my company.
    We developed i2i as a sort of hyper local site for folks in Atlanta to share photos with each other. In adding the idea of neighborhoods & grouping together folks within a given neighborhood, we’re able to make it that much more granular. Personally, I see the possibilities of i2i as extremely exciting within this context.
    To speak to why we didn’t include Flickr integration, as did, the answer is fairly simple. Flickr’s API documentation states: “The Flickr API is available for non-commercial use by outside developers. Commercial use is possible by prior arrangement.” I’m guessing that is a non-commercial entity, as it looks to be promoting the university rather than making money directly.
    I hope this helps clear things up a bit. I’d love to hear more feedback on i2i! thanks

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