Digital Fortune Cookies or The Poetry of Flickr


General Culture

I admit I am quite fascinated by the phenomenon that is Flickr - for the most part, I suspect, because of all the things that might just happen there. The other day, I decided to have a look at what people were actually commenting on (using photos that have more than 30 comments), and then I got sucked into reading the comments. I realized that there were plenty of comments that made absolutely no sense to me if I tried too hard to understand what they actually meant, but that acquired a strange kind of beauty if taken by themselves. So I decided to compile some of them (usually picking the full comment, sometimes just picking a piece): Digital Fortune Cookies or The Poetry of Flickr. Enjoy!