End-user collection building behavior in Flickr
This article analyzes photoset and group naming conventions in Flickr to gain insight into the collection building behavior of Flickr users. It appears that individual user photosets are focused more on the components of the user's context and evolve from the bottom-up based on selected shared attributes of the user's photos. Group collections, on the other hand, seem to be organized more around general concepts or discussions of group members' work and constructed top-down by matching the photo attributes to the purpose of the group. The article identifies ten categories of attributes that users might use for forming digital photo collections and compares these to earlier research.