Flickr and Interestingness

Posted on: October 17, 2010 | Comments(6) | Flickr | By: Daniel

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.

Exhale

Our 99th most interesting image on Flickr

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!

dansanfy13 from above

Sweet design. And interestingly #1.

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.

The line up

33 winning Indy 500 cars

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.

Danica in shades

Danica Patrick #7

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.

Jack waves the flag

Jack Nicholson is kind of the man

To confuse you further, I searched out this image. It’s stunning, beautifully shot and in my opinion unique.

Rollout

Where does this one rank?

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.

Comments

There are 6 comments for this post.

  1. Susan Scott on October 18, 2010 10:26 am
    Susan Scott

    The link to see the entire list takes you to a “private” page, telling me I don’t have permission to view it.

    I will guess that the Target Car picture is #33

  2. Admin on October 18, 2010 11:24 am
    Blog Admin

    Susan – thank you for the comment and apologies for the incorrect link. It is unfortunately only a link we can see.

  3. Flickr and most views | The Official Blog of the IZOD IndyCar Series on October 24, 2010 6:55 pm
    Flickr and most views | The Official Blog of the IZOD IndyCar Series

    [...] week, this time revealing our most viewed images from 2010. Unlike last week where I wrote about Interestingness, the ‘most viewed’ statistic is easy to understand, simple to measure. It’s what [...]

  4. Flickr and most favorited | The Official Blog of the IZOD IndyCar Series on October 31, 2010 8:52 pm
    Flickr and most favorited | The Official Blog of the IZOD IndyCar Series

    [...] images most “favorited” by YOU this year. Unlike the previous two measurements – Interestingness and Views – this category places the emphasis back on photography and the people behind the [...]

  5. Doug on November 4, 2010 10:49 pm
    Doug

    I must admit, the 33 cars at dawn is a far more interesting image than design image.

  6. Your Flickr Snaps | The Official Blog of the IZOD IndyCar Series on November 28, 2010 6:24 pm
    Your Flickr Snaps | The Official Blog of the IZOD IndyCar Series

    [...] running a series of Flickr/photo blog posts, covering everything from our most popular images, to most interesting, to what IndyCar teams are doing. This time, it’s all about you. I searched through images [...]

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