Originally Posted by Minato Ku
Emporis don't seem to be as much regulary updated as it was on the past.
I used to be a photo contributor there, but it got to be so slow and annoying to use, and the constant "tweaking" they did made it impossible to find features at times because buttons would move or disappear, so eventually I just gave up (despite the fact I made about $400 from it by selling photos of buildings in China). It became corporate-owned, so it lost the spirit of community, but continued to be designed and implemented like some sort of non-profit community project, so it was just the worst of both worlds from this contributor's standpoint.
I think it is still used by companies who can pay for info about buildings or aggregate information about western cities, but as far as being a more general resource for fans I don't think it's anywhere near as useful, fun or even accurate as it once was.