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Flickr Explore

A peek at the secret sauce

I enjoy sharing photos on Flickr. So far I’ve had one photo featured on Flickr Explore. It is my most viewed image with over 5,000 views and more than 100 faves.

I wondered how photos are selected. In a recent blog post, Flickr explains that Explore uses an algorithm to display a rotating array of about 500 images from Flickr members every day. Flickr also explained what really matters in the selection process “is the amount of authentic, organic interactions in the form of comments, faves, and views your photo gets after being posted, regardless of how many followers you have.”

This is an interesting peek behind the Flickr Explore curtain. Flickr inspires me daily.

The Pap in autumn
A Sample of Flickr Explore

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