Flickr Introduces Pinterest Attributed SharingBy: Sean Patterson - May 1, 2012
[UPDATE] Today Pinterest is also rolling out similar attribution for Behance, Vimeo, and YouTube. Check out the Pinterest blog for all of the details. [ORIGINAL] Flickr today announced a new way to share Flickr photos, favorites, groups, and galleries. On the Flickr blog, Kay Kremerskothen, a Flickr community manager, announced that Flickr, having worked closely with Pinterest, will now allow users to easily share content to Pinterest.
A Pinterest button will now appear in the share menu above photos. The button will even be prioritized as a shortcut if you use it enough. The button will only appear if the photographer has allowed the content to be shared.
When a Flickr photo is pinned to Pinterest, a clear attribution statement will be seen under the pin’s description. This attribution will contain the name of the photographer, the title of the photo, and a link back to the photo page on Flickr. Take a look at the format in the picture below:
This attribution will carry over for embedded photos as well. For example, a Flickr photo embedded on a blog and then shared to Pinterest will still contain the attribution, complete with a link all the way back to the original Flickr photo page.
It seems as if Flickr is going above-and-beyond to make sure their users are attributed correctly, and that’s to be applauded. The only question now is how long Pinterest can hold onto its recent popularity, which has begun to dip. What do you think? Leave a comment below and let me know.