I’m still giddy, even in my jaded state, whenever I hear about yet another yummy infospace architecture element that creates emergent structures.
I’m not even sure if I just said anything that makes sense … what’s the official terminology?
Anyway, now Flickr is using some fun math to track the ‘interestingness’ of photos on the site.
There are lots of things that make a photo ‘interesting’ (or not) in the Flickr. Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when; who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things which are constantly changing. Interestingness changes over time, as more and more fantastic photos and stories are added to Flickr.