You can’t venture far online before seeing a photo of some description. There are whole websites dedicated to hosting your photos, and smartphone apps allowing you to share them with the wider world.
With so many options available, we want to know how you personally share your photos online. Welcome to this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.
Spotify Got It By A Country Mile
To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “What Is The Best Music Streaming Service?”
Out of a total of 701 votes, 49.8% chose Spotify, 13.8% chose Google Play Music, 9.6% chose Pandora, 7% chose Grooveshark, 4.7% chose Deezer, 3.6% chose Rdio, 1.9% chose Xbox Music, 1% chose Beats Music, 0% chose Sony Music Unlimited, and 8.6% chose Other.
This represents a huge win for Spotify, which polled almost half of all the votes received. Rdio, often seen as Spotify’s biggest rival, did badly by comparison. Of those named in the comments, iTunes Radio, Songza, SoundCloud, and Saavn all deserve honorable mentions.
Comment Of The Week
For me, it’s a tie between Spotify and iTunes Radio.
I like that Spotify works on both my Mac and Android phone, and it’s cheap where I live, but I think that iTunes Radio gets a better mix on the stations I make. Spotify frequently throws in music that I have no idea why it is there. It has nothing in common with the music I chose that started the station, whereas iTunes gives me a good mix and a mix that is adjustable, and I can add different items, whether artists, albums, or whatever, to further broaden its scope, while not getting too broad.
So, Spotify works for its near-universality, and iTunes is customizable and accurate. And yes, I have odd/far-off-the-mainstream tastes.
We chose this comment because it mentions two strong streaming music services, one which was listed in the poll and one which was missing. The commenter then suggests the good and bad points of both services. Because nothing is ever perfect.
I’m So Over Sharing
Photos are ubiquitous on the Web, being seen everywhere from blog posts to social networks. The old adage that, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” has never been truer, especially with the short attention spans with which most of us are now cursed.
Everybody seems extremely keen to share their own personal photos online with others, whether limited to friends and family, or on view to all and sundry. We want to know how you personally share your photos online, whether Facebook or Flickr, Instagram or Dropbox.
Please vote in the poll above, and then explain in the comments below why you voted that way. The best Comment Of The Week will win our everlasting admiration and affection. Well, at least until we meet back here again this time next week.