The Quality of Image Sharing Communities

A comparison of image sharing platforms and the communities they've produced over the years.


  1. This is a direct comparison of the type and quality of photographs produced by a few of the more popular image sharing sites using Storify.  Each of these services have differing purposes, however it's interesting to see the caliber of photographers each community has harvested.

    Each comparison will be made by searching for a specific recognizable entity (ex: 'golden gate bridge') and listing what I feel are the three most telling images for each service.

    The services compared will be flickr, instagram, twitpic and yfrog.

  2. Comparison 1 - "golden gate bridge"

  3. Flickr
  4. Golden Gate Bridge at Twilight
    Golden Gate Bridge at Twilight
  5. Instagram
  6. Oooh, artsy!
  7. Twitpic
  8. .. apparently all twitpic users are drunk and can't hold the camera steady