Facebook vs Flickr image tagging

Note: This post might be a little dated. It was published in July 2007.

facebook tagging

Has anyone else noticed how great Facebook image tagging is?

Granted, it is only for putting names to faces, but it’s incredibly quick to use (say 5 seconds per photo), and it’s really satisfying. Your friends see you’ve tagged them (the images appear in their news feed on their facebook homepage), and usually respond with a comment or by tagging some of your photos in return.

Compare this to Flickr where image tagging feels heavyweight, tiring and you get no quick payback for your effort.

Come on Flickr – you’ve dropped the ball on tagging. It should be a rapid, social and fun activity!

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