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A curated feed of good photos#133


As this grows, it will be increasingly difficult to find good photos among all the members. it will be necessary to have some thing like the Explore page on Flickr, which could either be generated automatically by user likes on photos (if likes are indeed added), or manually by moderators or users. it’s really the best way for us to discover the most interesting photographers.

a year ago

I agree. I’m already seeing the app being used as a place for people to post snapshots. Not really the high quality work I was expecting here. And I can’t search for photos so I’m forced to deal with it.

a year ago

This kind of feature can have a pretty high degree of difficulty when it comes to sticking the landing, so I won’t be surprised if / when it takes longer than you might want to be developed.

a year ago

I like the chronological feed and as a reult I’m being much more selective in who I follow. This reduces the ‘snap shot’ syndrome

a year ago

“Let’s reimplement the dark patterns of other social media that we came here to escape” is a dangerous game. There’s already a system for “likes” in progress. And now an algorithm curation is being suggested.

Part of the niceness of this app is that it is calmer. I’d add a feature like this with extreme care.

a year ago

I agree. It is very difficult at this point to go through a category like “landscape” and actually see any true landscape photos that I like or it even being classified as a landscape photo. Unfortunately, the only way to really prioritize favored photos may be through the number of ‘appreciations’ each photo gets which usually means the more followers, the more ‘appreciations’ and therefore it’s a way to game the system.

9 months ago

I’m not sure I agree with this suggestion. How do photographers who aren’t as “good” or popular ever going to get any visibility, engagement, or feedback?

7 months ago

Deciding what’s “good” let alone, artful, is a silly game without a known curator’s acknowledgment or accountability. Basing judgement on “likes” or “appreciations” has little to do with quality. I would be supportive of a guest curator serving a limited term who “takes over” an image stream. The guest role could be filled by someone with credentials or rotated among Glass members.

6 months ago

Many of us post images that we just like. Be it our dogs or children. Maybe a new category called Happy Snaps or something might help, so that those who do not want to see that kind of disgusting content 🤡 could choose to hide them.

Of course Glass’ system of self-categorization is not perfect and my ‘portfolio’ picks might be ‘cheezey’ to others. And maybe are 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

6 months ago

Not sure what’s considered “good” photos, but I would like the current feed/page (whatever it is called) to have other photographers’ work instead of just the ones I am following. I like the possibility of stumbling upon an artist’s work that I am not following - instead of having to actively go to Community or Categories looking for them. I love almost all the categories so having to go through each one is a time consuming process.

Maybe an option to 1) show just artists I am following 2) artists I am following and others I am not following etc.

Taking it one step further, maybe let us to choose which categories we are interested in?

3 months ago

As others have said, this is fraught territory. Curation is not inherently good or bad, but we’ve been so burned by dark design patterns masquerading as “curation” across social media, Glass’ LACK of curation amounts to a comparative virtue.

I don’t know what the “answer” is without a lot more thought and research, but I’m very curious what would happen if we literally just let people mark their OWN photos as “top 1%” or “I’m extra proud of this one”, and surface those images in some way.

I know I’d personally love to see a gallery of “Stuff People Are Most Proud Of”. My gut says we’d be pleasantly surprised by how conscientious Glass people are when asked to earnestly self assess and choose a subset of their stuff for wider consumption.

24 days ago

I agree, I can’t really find folks or content I want to follow on here and am quickly getting bored. I wonder if you could offer some eastablished photographers free accounts? Also, I find that some categories such as the camera one are really tedious to use. I find they are dominated by one or two photographers. And if you want to get to see more by scrolling down you have to relook at all the photos at the top of the feed everytime and those feeds only seem to get one or two new photos a day (and usually the same photographers). If anything that keeps me from staying with Glass it is this.

20 days ago

I normally just look thru the timeline feed. Buy when I have browsed specific categories I start seeing work from people I’ve never seen in the timeline.

BTW how does that timeline feed work? Is it really images that are uploaded since you last checked it out or are they from people you’ve appreciated?

I will also check out people who have appreciated a foto that I also appreciate and doing that has turned up some great work.

It’s a tough choice between uploading our contacts or the muddling thru process we have now.

20 days ago