Flickr is fast becoming my favourite web resource. Content and features in perfect harmony, a great interface and a collection of real web communities. We use the word community a lot in science but I can’t help feeling that the usage is not quite the same and that academia could learn a lot from resources like Flickr.

On the topic of community – one thing that I like about Brisbane is that it maintains a community feel. This manifests itself in little ways – like cheerily-painted traffic signal control boxes in every suburb. It’s the work of the Artforce project and there is of course a Flickr pool devoted to the topic.