We took a look at photo sharing site Floggia last month, when we interviewed its Venezuelan founder Miguel Kudry. Since then, he has been hard at work introducing new features and changes to the site.
One of the first changes you’ll notice when you log in to your Floggia account is that you can now connect it to your Facebook account, and automatically share your photo uploads to the social network.
A major new feature that has been introduced to Floggia’s home page is trending topics. Topics are Floggia’s alternative to tags, and as we noted when we first reviewed the site, topics are used to automatically create sets on your profile page.
The home page now features a list of current trending topics, with styles and subjects including HDR, eyes, sunsets, water and nature. With each topic, trending or otherwise, you can check out the photos uploaded to that tag, sorted by date or popularity. If you want to be notified when a new photo is uploaded to that topic, you can simply follow it.
All of your followed topics will be available under one tab, accessible through your menu. The ability to follow topics is an interesting and different approach that we haven’t seen on other photo sharing sites.
The feature makes it easier to discover new users you might be interested in following, while also giving you a one-click method to see images of certain styles or topics that are of more interest to you than any given photographer’s entire collection.
Floggia’s user profiles have also seen a small revamp, which puts the focus right where it should be – on your photographs. The menu is hidden, appearing only when hovering over the Floggia logo, and as a result, your sets of photographs, organized by topic, are now higher up the page.