Last week I wrote about Flickr in 2010 and mentioned that Flickr measures the popularity of images in a number of ways. One of these is called ‘Interesting’ and it’s a tough one to figure out because it’s not defined – it’s kind of a secret. When it comes down to it, it ranks our images based on how interesting they are – which is confusingly fascinating. This blog post kind of helped explain it. Kind of. Here’s what we have for you.
Regardless of the confusion here, I’m sharing some of our most ‘Interesting’ images with you.
What is number 1?
You’ll be surprised – it’s not a photograph. It’s a fan submitted 2012 car design by Daniele Sanfilippo. We’ve been receiving fan designs since the summer and posting them to Flickr and out blog. It’s been a really good experience for us and we love receiving all of the submissions. This one is a big favorite and apparently, very interesting – 3,363 views, 15 comments and 2 favorites. Daniele actually has the number 1 and 2 most interesting images. Buon lavoro Daniele!
Our 3rd most interesting image, actually surprised me – not because it’s bad, but because it was only uploaded last week. It’s a good one though and it’s hard to argue with it. Actually, 7 out of the top-20 images are from this shoot.
Fittingly, a photograph of Danica Patrick is #7. It only has 631 views and 2 comments, so I’m not sure how this made it into the top-10 of Flickr Interesting scale – but again, the process is mysterious.
Remember back at Indy? Remember Jack Nicholson waving and then waving and then waving the green flag. That was pretty interesting to me. Flickr kind of thinks so too. At #50.
To confuse you further, I searched out this image. It’s stunning, beautifully shot and in my opinion unique.
How does Flickr rank this image in terms of Interestingness? Leave your guesses in the comment field. You might win something.
Next week – a more traditional ranking of our images on Flickr: Views.