Friday, February 23

Day 54 — Fuzz

fuzz — Feb 23

It's time to clean out the fridge.

Project 365

UPDATE, 1:34 p.m.: Okay, this is really weird. Not two minutes after I had uploaded this photo to Flickr this morning, I noticed that it had already been viewed fortysomething times. Most of my photos are viewed five to ten times, not forty, so this was surprising. Not too much later I noticed that the count had jumped to ninety and it kept climbing — up to 255. I have no idea why, and as far as I know, Flickr doesn't have a trackback feature that lets you see where your visitors are linking from. I took a shower, piddled around, and checked back just now and the hits are down to 199.

So it looks like Flickr's having some issues and I did not, in fact, take the greatest and most compelling photo ever made of strawberry mold. Damn!

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Anonymous shauna said...

I read a friend's livejournal post talking about the same thing happening with one of her flickr pictures this morning -- she said that it showed 200+ views, but when anyone else looked at it it showed 1. Weird.

Fri Feb 23, 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Aw, crap. Well, it was a nice little ego stroke while it lasted. :)

Sat Feb 24, 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh, while we're talking about fuzzy strawberries and Flickr, may I ask if you've ever seen The Exorcist 3? Because they have nothing to do with one another.

And if you haven't, we're SO watching it together soon.

Sat Feb 24, 05:03:00 AM  
Blogger fearlessvk said...

i would very much like someone to explain to me one day why certain random pictures in my flickr stream attract inordinate amounts of attention, like 10 times as many views as my others. there doesn't seem to be any logic to it - it's not like really great pictures or really interesting things get viewed more often. some totally mundane picture like my friend standing barefoot in the grass holding up her sandals has been viewed 180 times - why??? most of my pics have like 15-20 views. i think understanding this phenomenon is one of the keys to modern civilization.

Sat Feb 24, 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

I don't think I've seen it, PT. I'm not sure, though. We'll watch it, though, just to make sure.

Fearless, I have a possible explanation. I have heard elsewhere on the web that pictures of feet always get viewed more often because people with foot fetishes scout for that shit.

True? Who knows. But I'm fine with assuming it is. :)

And I agree — once we crack the Flickr code, we'll know all the secrets to the universe.

Sun Feb 25, 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger fearlessvk said...

foot fetishists, eh? perhaps we should start tagging all our flickr photos with "feet" and our views will skyrocket!

(once, as an experiment, i tried to find a post tagged "boobs" with under 20 views. i could not do it. in fact, the vast majority of "boobs" tags inspired at least 100 views! don't people realize there's real porn on the internet??)

Sun Feb 25, 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger fearlessvk said...

eeeeeek. and then there's this:

Sun Feb 25, 11:24:00 AM  

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