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That ain't gherkin
My pictures from IWMW-2006 have now been uploaded to my brand new gosh-look-I'm-still-excited-about-social-tagging Pickle account.

>> Photos, mostly of Bath (city and campus) and ducks

Pickle is like flickr (photo albums with tagging / social networks), only more so. You can add video as well as still images, and (here's the best bit) you can create unique email addresses to which you and others can send photos, to upload them into an album. So, for example, after that amazing party, when you're really hoping somebody took a photo of the incident with the absinthe and the inflatable penguin, you get your guests to send their photos to something like yourname.party@pickle.com, where you can caption the photos, organise them, and generally do what you like with them (though blackmailing people with them is deprecated). Or something like that. I mean, give me a chance, I only signed up yesterday.

My initial impression of it is that it's no quicker than flickr (which is a shame, as that would have made a great tagline) but has a nicer UI -- I haven't played with flickr much, but that's partly because it doesn't feel that intuitive[0] to me. Pickle claims it works 'like email' but the interface looks more like "My eBay" to me, though that's not a bad thing.

If you want to know more, read the Techcrunch Review ... or just dive in and try it!

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darcydodo From: darcydodo Date: June 21st, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess the other nice thing about Pickle is that it apparently (according to the review) has a much bigger monthly MB limit. I can't find the information anywhere on the site, though!
j4 From: j4 Date: June 22nd, 2006 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Clicking on "Sign up" takes you to a page showing the different upload limits for free/paid accounts. And if I'm reading the flickr rules right, Pickle's offering ten times as much free upload!! That can't be right?!
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: June 21st, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
the incident with the absinthe and the inflatable penguin

Only in Cambridge could that scenario happen, Jan. Only in Cambridge.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 22nd, 2006 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I'm conflating two incidents: the absinthe was in Oxford.
nja From: nja Date: June 21st, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I could work out how to add contacts, I would. Bloody hell, I'm a sad old fart. Is it time for my nap yet?

It did some brutal JPEG compression on what was a nice (but very high resolution) picture of cow parsley.

http://www.pickle.com/nja/102/2
gerald_duck From: gerald_duck Date: June 21st, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm… I'd have said it was very conspicuously slower than flickr, actually.
juggzy From: juggzy Date: June 21st, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got to get myself a working camera. And a decent monitor. I used to have so much fun with photographs.
camellia_uk From: camellia_uk Date: June 21st, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's no quicker than flickr (which is a shame, as that would have made a great tagline)

You could say it's slicker than flickr...
j4 From: j4 Date: June 22nd, 2006 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
The issue is more that I'm thickr than flickr and not very good at finding my way around their site. 8-)
addedentry From: addedentry Date: June 22nd, 2006 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Don't bickr

Lickr is quickr than both.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 22nd, 2006 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Don't get your knickrs in a twist!

I call it stupid of the web.
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