Flickr, which Yahoo bought in 2005, was my favorite social network when I didn’t want to deal with people. It allowed you to post your photos and a story to accompany it. You could then tag it with location and relevant terminology. The site surfaced aperture and shutter speed to see what other people did to get their respective shots. At one point, I figured out how to use Flickr to post to my Livejournal via text message. I felt very cool being able to “micro-blog” from a feature phone before smartphones.
I did make the mistake of uploading my party photos to Flickr, making them available for all the world to see. But after that phase was over, Flickr served as a homepage for my attempts at photography. The site is still around, but it’s nothing like it was in its heyday.