Like many, Flickr was an awesome place for like-minded folks to upload photos and eventually serve as an archival site. I can search for topics thru photos tag et al and thru critical mass, i will probably find real life photos of things i am looking for.
Got introduced to 500px when folks told me how cool the photos on the site are. How the editors are really critical in their recommendation. And that I suppose to upload only my best photos.
500px unique proposition to me is a portfolio site that serve to showcase some of the better shots. Also, I do not believe in uploading only my best photos now, I upload those that I care about.
So, I will continue to use 500px and Flickr concurrently with distinct purposes.
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