Timoni West writes that the contacts page is the most important page on Flickr, but is poorly designed.
The page fails on a fundamental level—it’s supposed to be where you find out what’s happened on Flickr while you were away. The current design, unfortunately, encourages random clicking, not informed exploration.
West is a designer at Flickr and has proposed some ideas. I’ve avoided these problems by subscribing to the feed that’s linked at the bottom of the page.
The problem I have is that very few of my friends use Flickr.