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This is an interesting concept and it capitalizes on the social media context of sharing information among others with similar interests. On the other hand, a concern could be that more photographers are encouraged to go to the same places and re-shoot the same photographs that others have shot rather than stepping outside that path and looking for their own vision.
Thinking out loud... :-)
Not sure what "sites" are listed in this app. If its just things like Tunnel View, Yosemite Falls, OK.
But some obsure places that have more fragile eco systems then I'm not a fan of it.
This reminds me of an experience at Mono Lake a few years back.
Two fully loaded tour buses unloaded & maybe 100 plus folks were crawling over the tufa.
I mean literally, crawling.
Not only were they so absorbed in their posing antics that were obscuring any real photography,
they were abusing the tufa.
It will be a sad day when all this stuff is behind some sort of fencing/barrier to prevent its accelerated decay. The only pristine views will be from archival photos......
I am sure there are greater horror stories in the the SW with the petroglyphs.
When I want to see a place that I might have seen a photo of, I do a careful study of where it might be, what areas it is in, even restrictions. If I cant find it, then I let the mystery continue.
Is this all about getting a bunch of "likes" on FB when you instagram you stolen view....
Everybody wants to find where the icons are, including myself.
Like Dan_ said, I get more out of photographing something unique, that nurtures my vision.
Often this is some local treasure.