These three adorable things have nothing to do with what I'm talking about... but I found them on Flickr:
1. Repurposed/Upcycled Suitcase Pet Bed - Green, 2. Project 7: RVA Felt Family Wall Art, 3. Clark
This morning I logged in to Flickr and expected to see the same number of imposing messages in my Inbox as yesterday - oh, somewhere around 40-something. I'm really not that popular, they're just the automatic notifications I get when people add me as a contact. But, surprise, this morning, there were only 8 messages. Real messages! Flickr had cleverly moved all the repetitive notifications into another tab. Presto!
This little tweak got me thinking about Flickr and how, on the whole, whatever changes they make to their layout, structure and design, they always keep Flickr looking good and make sense.
Let's compare this to Facebook - anyone out there use it? I used to use it, but ever since its re-design I've almost completely sworn off of it. None of their changes make any sense - the layout is awful-looking, cluttered, and totally unfriendly. Tweaks they once had, which allowed me to "tune out" people I'm not keen to know everything about are gone (so now I have to scroll through the last 5,000 quizzes my distant relation took before I can get to my best friend.) What is up with Facebook? They could learn a thing or two from Flickr.
What do you guys think?