Flickr Gets More Fans

Photo-sharing app Flickr got a rave review this week from Andy Ihnatko of the Chicago Sun-Times. As he writes, the app includes many of the best features of a host of other such services, plus some others that are unique to it.

Here is Andy:

But the folks who’ve created get it. They get it, and then they went and beat up some kid on the playground and they took his stuff, too.

The goal of Flickr is obviously to turn your online photo library into a resource, not a limited set of features. And boy, are they good at it. No other photo-hosting site offers you so many ways of tossing pictures into your online library, or letting other folks take a look at ’em.

The Flickr folk succeed, essentially, by stealing damn near every single great idea that’s floating around on the Internet.