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Flickr Is Back, Letting Us Go Home Again | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
It wasn’t just that we wanted yet another app update. It’s that we didn’t want to give up on what we already had. In short, we wanted to go home again.
flickr  photography  twitter  facebook  social  mobile  memory 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Doc Searls Weblog · What if Flickr fails?
So I think we need to do two things here.

First is to pay more for what’s now free stuff. This is the public radio model, but with much less friction (and therefore higher contribution percentages) on the customers’ side. In ProjectVRM (at the Berkman Center) we’re working on that with EmanciPay. Here’s a way EmanciPay will help newspapers. And here’s our Knight News Challenge application for doing the same with all media sources. You can help by voting for it.

Second is to develop self-hosted versions of Flickr, or the equivalent. Self-hosting is the future we’ll have after commercial hosting services like Flickr start to fail. Fortunately, self-hosting is what the Web was meant to support in the first place, and the architecture is still there. We’ll have our own Flickrs and Zoomrs and Picassas, either on servers at home (ISP restrictions permitting) or in a server rack at the likes of RackSpace. But somebody needs to develop the software.
newspapers  media  journalism  business  technology  radio  flickr  photography  online  software 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Breaking News: The Top 5 mistakes newspaper make when news happens « Breaking News
It ironic that our strengths - our staff, equipment, professionalism, high journalistic standards - all work against us in the early stages of breaking news. We're flooding the zone, gathering information, checking it, making decisions about the importance and depth of the story , while ordinary folks just want to see what's going on, share what they know and learn what they can.

The relatively impoverished newsrooms of the placeblogs means that they HAVE to tap the community for the first stage reporting.

We NEED to.
journalism  news  newspapers  media  community  attention  flickr  social  socialmedia 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Lament for a Dying Field - Photojournalism - NYTimes.com
“This is not a new trend; it’s the continuation of an old one,” said John G. Morris, a former photo editor whose résumé includes years at The New York Times (which publishes the International Herald Tribune), Life magazine and The Washington Post. “I’m 92 years old, and I’ve survived a lot of crises in photojournalism,” he said. “I find the present situation depressing, but I’m crazy enough to be hopeful. There have never been more images out there, and we need more help in sorting out all the information.”
photography  journalism  media  newspapers  online  flickr  business 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Tribune Interactive Creates Photo Galleries Using Creative Commons Images from Flickr - Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits
"For me, it was just a way of giving back a little," Wright said. "I've been online for years and seen lots of free media that really spoke to me, entertained me and in a few rare cases even moved me. So when I found out about Flickr I felt like to go Creative Commons was a way to pay it forward to the online community so that others could see my work and do what they would with it. Honestly, if I never sold a single work I'd still do it because I love it."
photography  journalism  newspapers  technology  online  media  creativecommons  creativity  flickr  chicago 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
ReadWriteWeb: NYC Waterfalls: How Real-Time Cellphone Data Can Impact Local Economies
Overall the analysis of digital footprints showed the impact of the waterfalls, and how they drove people to new parts of the city over time. MIT says that this type of information can feed tourism studies and help a city to understand the behavior of people (tourists) who can have a large impact on the local economy. This type of data would also be useful for urban planning, of future events and attractions.
technology  research  economics  travel  flickr  mobile  nyc  location  data  information  art 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Nokia halts investment in media-sharing site by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech
Nokia has not unveiled usage numbers, but analysts say these have remained low due to draw of already established sharing sites such as Facebook or Yahoo Inc's Flickr.

"They definitely need to collaborate with Facebook instead of trying to replace it. Same thing with Twitter and Flickr," Kuittinen said.
nokia  mobile  media  social  facebook  flickr  yahoo 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Flickr Creates New License for White House Photos | Epicenter
The change marks a first for Flickr, which to date has not had a license for government works, other than a “No Known Copyright Restriction” license that is used on photos from its Commons project, which includes photos from some of the world’s greatest museums and libraries. Those photos include ones from the Library of Congress, for instance, that never were copyright since they were made or paid for by the federal government
photography  government  flickr  creativity  copyright  law  yahoo  president 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Creative Commons on Flickr: Users Prefer Restrictive Licenses - ReadWriteWeb
Flickr now holds the world's largest repository of Creative Commons-licensed images, but according to a new study, most Flickr users opt to license their images under the most restrictive CC license. Also, only a relatively small number of users (24%) allow commercial use of their images, and only about 12% of users choose the BY license, which allows for free sharing and remixing, as long as the author is attributed.
creativecommons  creativity  photography  flickr  copyright  law 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Constant Setting
Because the sun is always setting somewhere.
photography  flickr  astronomy  data  design  time  internet  art  mashup  flash  attention 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Social Media: 4 tips for shooting live events
"Last month social media consultant and photographer Josh Hallet (Hyku on Flickr) not only took some spectacular photos at BlogHer under difficult lighting conditions — but also managed to upload them in near real time. I asked Josh for his tips, and here they are."
photography  online  journalism  blogging  conferences  flickr  documentary 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A VC: Can We Live In Public?
"I don't think you can expose yourself to 10,000 people a day and not get hurt on a regular basis."
socialnetworking  society  theory  twitter  security  public  privacy  love  life  flickr  culture  communication  blogging 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: Online Photo Gallery Depicts Sad Life In Post-Layoff 'Mercury News'
"The last round of layoffs and buyouts really hurt me. i mean, each one does but this one especially. This place feels like a morgue. an abusive relationship [...]"
sanjose  newspapers  flickr  photography  journalism  media  medianews  business  corporations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Q&A with Clay Shirky, author of
"[W]hen the social density is high enough — which is to say, when everybody you know is online — suddenly the internet becomes a way of coordinating real life rather than replacing it."
social  socialnetworking  bloging  wikipedia  attention  reputation  presence  internet  nonfiction  research  yasns  flickr  email 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Logobama - Barack Obama Logo Creator
"As Obama says, 'we are the change we have been waiting for.' That’s what Obama is representing... someone who wants all of us to participate in changing the world. And together, we can make this change, one logo at a time."
2008  design  elections  flickr  humor  obama  politics 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Other People’s Photosets - The Medium - Magazine - New York Times Blog
"When we stare at other people — on the street, in paparazzi shots, on the Internet — what are we looking for? Beauty, ugliness, evidence of hidden treachery, inspiration for what to wear?"
beauty  photography  flickr  aesthetics  fashion  identity  creativity  attention  reputation 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
O'Reilly: Reading Yahoo! 360 through "The Lessons of Lucasfilm's Habitat"
"What users do with it, even in its closed-garden, API-less, feed-free incarnation, is their own choice, and they may well find a way to make the tool better than its designers originally intended."
360  yahoo  flickr  cinema  weblogs  starwars  lucasfilm  social 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Flickr: Donald Andrew Agarrat's composites
I thought his how-to was short and well-written; I can't wait to see what people get up to with it
photography  flickr 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
FlickrBlog's A Day in the Life
December 21st is a Tuesday. I should be off work. Right, then, count me in! (nicked off del.icio.us/michellej)
flickr  photography 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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