Spent some time playing with Flickr stats the other day. I’m not really looking to be known for my photographs, but I am a sucker for data. As expected, my stats don’t demonstrate that internet users worldwide have come to appreciate my uncanny eye for composition and form, but rather that one can leverage Flickr’s hard-won Google ranking and search relevance to own some obscure keywords.
- I was happy to see that two photos of mine are being used in the Wikipedia article on Pine Grove Furnace State Park, from my earlier hike this summer. I think that makes me some kind of expert.
- Another photo from my hike is at some random $noring-related blog, of the dedicated snoring shelter at Tumbling Run, Pennsylvania. Of course, next door there’s the non-snoring shelter.
- If you happen to Google for “big hanging balls,” (I recommend you don’t) my photo of a big hanging ball sculpture in the High Museum comes up on the first page.
- My photos also come up for Schatten Gallery and El Toro Ferocio, both parts of recent exhibitions at Emory University.
- Lastly, one of my favorites: I’m the number 2 result for 65536 iv, a screenshot from when I ventured to the very end of an Excel spreadsheet.