1001-redux

(not even sure what ‘redux’ means, something about revisiting, re-assessing something?)

Having spent some more time digging around 1001 and trying out it’s features, I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that it’s probably not for me at this moment.

As mentioned in the earlier post, the upload doesn’t suit me as well as the FlickrExport plugin for iPhoto does – there just seems to be more flexibility to categorize photos in FlickrExport. I’m also not keen on having another app running in the background.

I think that the whole ‘stepping into streams’ thing would work for me if more of my friends were on Flickr and adding photos. Without a base of people I want to keep up to date with on Flickr, 1001 doesn’t really have much to look at. Checking a particular tag is a bit too random for me, too.

Overall, it’s just too much on the border of being useful for me to really use it a lot. The fact that you have to run the app and keep it running tips it over the edge into being an psychological intrusion. If it could be set to run all the time as what I suppose you’d call a faceless background app then I’d be happier with it as I wouldn’t have to think about it at all.

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