I go on Flickr to search tags for films, lenses, etc. I have no interest in wading through billions of images to see good ones. I go to galleries, look through the galleries on here, look at a few other sites and then magazines.
Putting your images on flicker is like pouring a glass of wine into the ocean and expecting the fish to wax poetic over it's "nose" and "finish". I think the author hits upon some important points but does not really touch upon the fact that if you talk to people in person, they are already getting tired of the hype machine that is the internet.