It is a bit nutty how popular flickr has become at library conferences. Look at the growth of photos taken, uploaded, and tagged with:
il2006 – 1,880
il06 – 117
total – 1997 (as of this blog post)
il2005 – 326
il05 – 564
total – 890 (as of this blog post)
That’s more than double in a year. And there seems to be more agreement on the preferred tag, though I think the one favored wasn’t the reported “official” tag. Guess that didn’t matter.
Looking at nearly 2000 photos over the past week has taken some time and at first I was concerned that the signal to noise ratio was too high (“Another sea lion pic!?!”) I think I’ve changed my mind though. I think. Insert a discussion of the long tail and wisdom of the crowd here.
One more comparo for you. The tag ala2006 has 3,647 tags. Ala2005? Only 631.