In Empire Avenue, Internet on September 30, 2011 at 4:17 am
One of my biggest satisfaction to date in being part of Empire Avenue is I began connecting to people via Flickr. I have been a Flickr user for quite sometime now. Oftentimes, what frustrates me is the lack of interaction and responses there.
However, joining Empire Avenue where you are incentivized for having an active Flickr account, I now find myself more diligent in uploading my event coverage photos and promoting them. Connecting with folks in the network results to visits and surprisingly active in commenting.
Flickr stats improving as activity increase.
This prompted me return the favor and even share interesting stuff in my Tumblr account.
I made another attempt of creating a group in Flickr and name it as Flickrista Empire. Started with a share a guitar photo activity. Hopefully, some folks will take an interest to participate.
In Internet on January 12, 2009 at 8:32 am
Just heard about MixedInk earlier today. It functions like a wiki where people can start a topic, invite friends to contribute, and let people vote for the version they prefer as final material.
I think the site is promising as it pushes collaboration to a different level. It is also a bit intriguing and political as contributions will have to be voted upon. Such would require a lot of confidence from contributors to be able to participate effectively.
On the minus side, I wonder why would users be motivated to put their post in a 3rd party site like MixedInk if they already have a group blog or a pbwiki (and even monetize).
Of course, there are just initial observations and we’ll see how far this site will evolved.
(thanks Duncan Riley)