Webshots vs. Flickr?
Congrats to James Park. He's president of Windup Labs. That's the company that did HeyPix and they just sold to CNET.I have to say, this really surprised me. Can Webshots really be that big? I suppose I haven't paid much attention to them because they aren't really talked about all that much in the blog world:
This might just be a bigger photo deal than Flickr going to Yahoo. Here's why.
It's joining Webshots. Now, don't know about Webshots? I didn't either until recently. But Webshots has 23 million members (Flickr has less than a million). and they get 750,000 uploads a day. More uploads in five days than Flickr has had in all of its existence.
Meanwhile, Flickr has been growing at an exponential rate:
As for why Flickr is growing so much faster than any other photo sharing service on the Web, I'm not the most qualified person to answer that... but I'm fairly sure it goes back to something I wrote a couple of weeks ago:
Open API Web services + open data repositories = Web ecosystemsFlickr is an ecosystem. Is Webshots? Is Ofoto? Is Shutterfly?