I've tried it. The photo presentation is superior to Flickr but still too much TwitBook rubbish fir my tastes - as if that is the entire idea with photography merely bring the subject line. For those who are into it, though, it is better than Flickr (where I gave stopped posting altogether).
News to me..mind you, I've never even been on Twatface or whatever it's called; seems to be a choice of whether to go to somewhere "photo-y" and end up relatively hitless, or somewhere with a "community feel", get plenty of lookers but the combined intellectual stimulus of a conversation with an amoeba.
Bit unfair to amoebae, but hey.
[Clever use of the Latin feminine plural there Zig]
I think most people will follow wherever their friends go.
I first shared photos on a site called Ringo. Then everyone left Ringo to go to Facebook and only the photography enthusiasts remained on Ringo. Ringo closed and some of my friends moved to Flickr, so I followed and made new friends. I wouldn't leave Flickr while they all remained there, but if they all migrated to a new site, I'd follow. I guess it depends how people use the site, but from my experience the best part of any 'social' site is the people you meet and share with. That is more important than the format.
I also use Facebook and tried Google+ but none of my friends are there, so why would I stay?
I do like the Google+ albums (Is it what used to be Picasa?) I think they are superior to the Facebook albums.
Some of my brothers family wanted me to go on facebook to keep in touch, but I could not get the hang of it. After about a week I decided to opt out . Facebook would not let me go without a fight and I believe my A/C is still open. I am not going to log in though just to find out.
If my relatives wish to keep in touch, I am at the address where I have been living for nearly 40 years and they are much younger and fitter than me.
Social network sounds like social laziness to me.
I use Flickr a lot - there are specialized groups there for just about anything photography. If you wish to learn, it is a great place. If there is a topic which interest you/wish to learn about, you can start a group within minutes and if the topic interest others, have a viable quorum within a couple of weeks. Lot of it is a crap of course, but after a while you learn your way around and can avoid much of it. The content is what matters to me most of all, interface is more important to more sophisticated users. For me Facebook is too much like a voluntary invasion of privacy and too unfocused on photography. Flickr is clearly about photography and i like that. I know little about Google+, although I am a member. Frankly, at this point Flickr meets my needs to communicate with fellow photographers quite well and so i do not feel compelled to look elsewhere. I still prefer face to face meetings, but that is a whole new topic.
I used to have a Flickr account but I canceled it. In general, I am indifferent to social networking sites in general (Shuttertalk being the exception). I must be the only hi tech professional in the world that has never had a Facebook account for example...
I guess I just stumbled in to the anti-social networking thread... and I feel so at home. But anyway, since this thread started I have seen Google+ becoming a lot more popular. It was always going to be a strong contender because Google just has that kind of power, and they're not going to give up any piece of the market without a fight.
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I am not anti flickr, google, facebook, etc. It just does not interest me to talk with the world.
I am content with a small circle of friends.
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I'm a facebook user as that's how I stay in touch with my family back home, have a flickr account but haven't used it much on a long time.
It will be interesting to see what happens to google once apple get their search engine up and running. with so many devices powered by apple, it's going to be an interesting battle.
I like Flickr for its content. Good "help me" sites, critique, sites with inspiring photos etc. I do not really care what is "in" at this point. If I find that Flickr content is slipping or security is poor, I will move without blinking an eye. Until then, Flickr is a great home for me.
I do enjoy the groups in flickr, can find one on just about anything.
I still use Flickr. From the info I've seen around 500pix is the new hot photo site. One big reason is all the crappy pics fall to the bottom and the amazing photos get voted to the front of the search. So when you go to 500pix you see the BEST of the best and don't have to see the cruddy ones until 200 pages later. I am hoping Flickr picks up. I LOVE Flickr.
From my narrow point of view I feel that Google+ and Flickr have nothing in common whatsoever. I mean, really G+ is kind of a rip off FB, from the cover picture to the layout and I believe their goal was to try and surpass FB, it's a networking site and it always will be. As for Flickr, it may seem "antiquated" but it's a platform to showcase art, not to connect with friends and family like FB or G+. I believe that the only reason this controversy started is because a lot of people made G+ accounts to participate at the Google Photography Prize Awards which, I must admit, was a great initiative, but will not turn G+ into Flickr, they just serve different purposes.
I don't know if this fits here, but between Flickr and Google Plus the one I like best is... 500px. It's a smaller Flickr-type site, and it's got better photos and a much tighter community, IMHO.