Flickr patents interestingness

Via IM from James and posting from bopuc, it seems that Flickr is patenting "interestingness".


Are you kidding me?!

How about we do the same thing...only call it "intriguingness". Perhaps "disgustedness" would be a better term.

Reading through the patent, it seems very specific to interestingness and Flickr's implementation. So, I would kind of figure...why bother patenting? I guess this is the lawyers at Yahoo getting hinky.

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