As I mentioned previously, I believe Flickr needs a makeover and adopt new features. Otherwise, Flickr risks becoming the next Myspace. The photo-sharing space is evolving with services like Instagram, Color, etc. Is 500px a viable alternative to Flickr? In time, it just might be.
500px just raised $525K in venture capital, and the number of users has spiked recently.
The site is relatively new, so there isn’t as much content as there is on Flickr. I did a search for “San Francisco” and got 139 hits. The same search on Flickr resulted in almost 7 million hits. The quality of the photos on 500px, however, is absolutely amazing.
Unfortunately, there are features that are missing from 500px: no geotagging, no face detection, no groups. I’m sure this will eventually improve, especially now that the company has more cash.