I'm know that quite a lot of Mu-43 members are also Flickr users, so I wanted to reach out to any of you who are, to ask your opinion about a few things. I am working on a group project in a digital business class, and we are examining Flickr as a social network. Anybody who would like, feel free to answer the following questions (your responses will be anonymous and will mainly inform our research). Do you use Flickr more as a simply a photo hosting/sharing site, or do you also use Flickr to maintain friendships of any sort? If Flickr lost the ability to connect users to each other through comments or contacts, would you continue to keep your photos on Flickr and upload more, or would you give it up and look for another site? Do you have any real-world friends or acquaintances that you communicate with on Flickr, and if so, is Flickr a useful or important way to stay in touch with them? Conversely, do you have contacts you never expect to meet, such as from a foreign country, who you like to interact with on Flickr? Do you have any other thoughts about using Flickr, or about what Flickr could do better or differently in this respect? Thanks very much!