Picture it: Flukle

An email popped into my inbox this morning about another social media tool, Flukle. I don’t remember signing up to receive information but that doesn’t mean a thing – there seems to be something new every week. But I digress…

With Flukle, you can ‘share where you are, and what you’re doing, in real-time, through photos’. I’m not sure if I’m missing something but this sounds a lot like Twitter with pictures to me. Hang on; that is Twitter, isn’t it?

However, I guess you don’t need to trawl through the reams of text to get to the images. This could potentially be a great tool for furthering photo journalism. Caption the photos so that people can search by a keyword and instant images of anything that’s happening in the world.

As long as, of course, someone’s added it.

I’m not going to register for this for now (after all, there are only so many photos of my home office that are worth looking at), but it’ll be interesting to see how Flukle takes off. Have you signed up? How do you use it? Let me know!

(By the way, what is it with these social media names? ‘Flukle’? Sounds like a contender to replace a certain two-word obscenity: “There’s flukle to watch on TV tonight”…)

Comments

  1. Oli

    thanks for the mention 🙂
    Yes we are twitter-like with pictures at the moment, people are finding a few uses for us – as a twitpic replacement, somewhere to host images and most are using the site to keep friends updated on nights out, what they’re up too etc.

    Its still early days for us but we have some nice new features coming up, I hope you’ll check us out in future.

  2. admin

    Hi Oli,

    Thanks very much for adding a comment. You’ve prompted me to sign up now to find out a bit more. Good luck with the beta and attracting plenty of users!

    Helen

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