Update: I have 10 invites for PhotoPhlow. Drop me a comment and pick one up!
PhotoPhlow gives you a new way to interact with other Flickr users with real-time chat and photo sharing. To briefly explain (because I think the screencast will help you understand PhotoPhlow’s potential) basically, PhotoPhlow gives you a place to start and join chat rooms where the topic of discussion is all of the lovely Flickr photos everyone in the room is viewing. You can do a search for photos on Flickr and everyone in the room will see the photos you’re seeing. In exchange, you’ll see the photos they’re looking at as well. Of course, you can turn on some privacy settings in case you don’t want other people to see what you’re looking and/or searching for. You can instantly post to Twitter and tumblr right from PhotoPhlow and create your own room that you and your friends can chat in.
I have to say, I’ve been using PhotoPhlow off and on all day (for research of course!) and it’s highly addictive. My friend Allen wrote a great post about PhotoPhlow the other day that’s definitely worth a read for more insight. PhotoPhlow is in private beta right now but if I come across any invites, I’ll be sure to share. Here’s my screencast tour of PhotoPhlow: