Tags. More about Flickr
What exactly are tags anyway? In this context, they are
words added to a photograph to help describe it. You know, where it was taken,
what the subject matter is, type of camera, lens, etc. etc. They help people
find pictures of a particular subject or venue
There?s a recent phenomenon that kind of bugs me, a lot, so
I thought I?d rant about it.
The current trend
is to ?tag? your shot with your screen name?thereby attracting people to your
shot because it was taken by you. How fucking pretentious! Gag me! Lets make mediocre shots taken by a popular
person even more popular. THAT alone made me write this, it crossed the line of
what I could take before I had to vent. Give me a fucking break will ya? I
mean, if people want to find a picture by that person, they?ll go to the photo
stream, what do you need to tag it with your name for? I notice it more &
more, even from talented photographers. It?s becoming sort of a sub group of
the clique phenomenon.
I figure, in the end, no matter the hits, comments or faves,
if it?s crap, it?s crap, if it?s good, it?s good.
Filed under General, Sep 11, 2005
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