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.
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.
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.
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
“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.
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.
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?
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.
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 🏴
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?
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.
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.
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.
Just gonna post my two cents here: when I started I didn’t have photos popping up on my feed. Updates on new photos were extremely slow. I decided to go into the tags and find more people to follow. Absolutely HATED doing it. Not fun. Can’t be bothered to do it again, despite that I only see things from like, four people anymore.
Photo sharing is truly dead it feels like. Shame Facebook had to shit on a good thing.
Trivialattire - tried to find you under that name on glass.photo couldn’t What’s your name so that I can follow you.
I’ve found you have to press the flesh, glad-hand it, bob your head! I started looking at the feeds of people who liked the same images as me. And then people who liked their images and so on.
Photo sharing involves the viewer and the sharer. If you don’t look you never get to see the good work that’s out there.
Glass is a good mix IMHO. There’s excellent classic landscape and ‘art’ photography. There’s great street. Some excellent portraits. A few wackos. But I love them all. I love to see someone say “I’m just starting”, and you know it took some courage to post, so you encourage them.
There’s always going to be stuff you find boring or dislike. Did you really find Instagram such a wonderful source of inspiration? For me the Glass interface is ten times better.
Hope you find some new people to follow. Lez