Even-keeled millionaire/Denton survivor David Galbraith (emphasis added):

Internet applications are rarely designed – marketing departments communicate directly with engineering, rather like developer-driven architecture, where the architect is employed by the contractor. [The h]orrendous antidesign of MySpace… was supposed to be less offputtingly elitist. Facebook put that theory to rest with its modernist style and attention to detail, but Flickr was the first popular Web application that was really well designed. This was largely to do with the founders, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, who defied the stereotype by being both geeky and urbane. Similar to Vimeo, the beauty of the application has influenced the content and Flickr has become a source of stunning photography. Flickr was the first mature Internet application.

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