I've set up a Flickr account to see what these guys are up to. The system seems very intuitive and is incredible to think how many people are using it and communicating via similar interests such as hobbies, music and film.
I am going to look into a simliar approach for my inline hockey site for communicating the members of the site together via similar interests related to the sport. Possibly whether they are coaches, players, officials or just parents who want to share similar views and opinions. One thing I have noticed is the amount of people that use the system to just post all the pictures up.
I mean I use Apple iPhoto but the danger there is if you lose your laptop or it breaks...you lose your pictures unless you are smart and back them up on DVD every month etc. But you are still gonna lose some this way. You can even post photos by email which is incredible too! So I could actually use iPhoto to send emails from albums to the flickr address. Just tried that and it works sweet! I
t scares me to think what's next. They are obviously 'in bed' with Google but 'ludicorp' may not want to sell out but just stay partners with them. Could be interesting to see where that goes. I would be interested to read further into their business plan to see how they intend to make money apart from just Google Adwords. All my photos can be seen here at http://www.flickr.com/people/jeremythake.