It probably comes to no surprise whatsoever that I’m a huge fan of Flickr. The sets, the sorting, the editing – it all makes me very happy and it’s probably one of my all time most favorite web things ever and that’s including other of my favorite like Google calendar and Facebook. The only thing I don’t like about it? It’s owned by Yahoo! and there’s some new rumor every six hours about how Yahoo is about to be purchased by Microsoft and ever since Vista, I’ve wanted to completely throttle the big MSFT.
So, from time to time, I entertain other options of where I might want to store photos, etc. I like some of the sites that are out there now that allow you to go through and find some stock-like photos to use for whatever reason you might need some blog pictures that fall into that category.
Acobox let’s people submit stock-like photos for other people to use, which is sort of awesome. It allows me to find gorgeous photos like this:
I love pictures of people breathing fire for about five thousand different reasons, most of them having to do with ill-advised amounts of Bacardi 151 in my mouth. But pictures like also make me want to ramp up my own photography skills to have some pictures submitted for other folks to use, too.