Flickr Articles

Should You Stop Blogging?
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Wired has posted an already-controversial article about how blogs are "so 2004", and how services like Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr even are here to replace them. Writer Paul Boutin says:

Thinking about launching your own blog? Here’s some friendly advice: Don’t. And if you’ve already got one, pull the plug.

Yahoo’s Flickr Sees Big Traffic Boost from Obama Shots
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At a time when Yahoo is struggling through job cuts, failed Google deals, and rejected ideas of the company still getting offers from Microsoft, at least one Yahoo property – Flickr – got

Yahoo.com Makeover Begins
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Three days ago, Yahoo’s official blog encouraged its readers to "start wearing purple."  Early this morning, the company began heeding its own request by unveiling some new Yahoo homepages.  Test versions present a purple corporate logo along with (arguably more important) things like a fresh layout and new features.

Accepting The New Facebook Design
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Getty To Sell Stock Photography Through Flickr

Yahoo! Inc. – Getty Images and Flickr Announce Exclusive Partnership to Offer New Collection of Creative Imagery Getty Images and Yahoo today announced a partnership which will allow Getty Images to begin marketing select images that Flickr users upload online.Getty to Offer Flickr Images for Sale

New Getty Deal Compliments Flickr’s Photographers

Here’s the less exciting side of a new development: Flickr users aren’t being given any choice other than to go about their business as usual.  But on the more interesting front: Getty Images will begin swooping in to offer some of them commercial opportunities.

Google Changing Name Of Picasa To ‘Google Photos’

The Google Operating System blog reports that Google is likely changing the name of their Picasa photo sharing service to “Google Photos”.

A few other features are due to rollout as well, including licensing options, email photo uploads, and tagging of people in pics.

Cofounders Butterfield, Fake Leaving Flickr
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We’ve moved from embarrassing to scary to ludicrous.  Like it or not, Yahoo’s VIPs keep on departing, and Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, the married cofounders of Flickr, are the latest well-known employees to quit the company.

Follow These 10 On FriendFeed

I’ve been pretty active on FriendFeed for the past couple of weeks and it has definitely become one of my new top spots on the web. In many ways FriendFeed simply replaces a lot of other sites where I was spending time in the past. It has completely replaced Twitter for me for instance and has also taken my chunk of time that I used to spend focusing on my Flickr contact’s photos (I now see all of these photos on FriendFeed instead of Flickr directly itself).

Ha ha, your picture's on the Internet

The bellowing fellow now immortalized as Mr. Angry Overreaction Man demanded a photographer not put his raging visage online. You can guess what happened next.

Flickr Favorites Is On FriendFeed

FriendFeed Adds Flickr Faves

Flickr Gives Developers A Friendly Nudge
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There’s a bit of a conceptual gap between code and pretty pictures, so we wouldn’t have guessed that there would be a lot of overlap between the developer and photographer crowds.  Still, Flickr’s going to see how many people it can serve with a new developer website and blog.

Facebook Offers To Share Info From Flickr, del.icio.us

Think your friends don’t know enough about you already?  Facebook’s got a fix; the social network now allows users to import stories from other sites.

Petition Against Video On Flickr

With less than 24 hours behind Flickr’s announcement yesterday of adding video to their service, the early sentiment from existing Flickr users appears to be largely negative.

Flickr’s Major Upgrades

Flickr launched their widely rumored video service today. Videos are limited to 90 seconds in length and 150 MB in size. Only Pro members can upload videos. The video above is one of the first videos on the service from Heather Champ’s photostream. More information from the Flickr Blog here.

Flickr Gives Users 90 Seconds Of Video

A long-awaited feature arrived for the photography fans of Flickr, as the site opened up video uploading for its pro members.

Most Flickr Users Don’t Have Uploaded Photos

Webometric Thoughts: Average photos per Flickr Member: ZERO

Webometric Thoughts blogs that based on a random sample of 324 Flickr users that 216, or 67%, had zero photos.

If this is true that would leave you to believe that more people may be consuming photos on Flickr than publishing photos on Flickr.

From Webometric Thoughts:

Web Pages I Just Couldn’t Live Without

A year ago I blogged about the 25 sites that were on my Firefox bookmarks toolbar. These represented the 25 sites that I used the most in my day in day out online life.

I thought here now one year later I’d refresh this post showing which bookmarks were removed from my toolbar over the past year and which ones were added. I’ve also added comments on each link.

Links removed in the last year.

Social Network Sites Are Changing The Blogosphere

Visit my FriendFeed and you’ll see why I’m blogging less (it shows you what I’ve been generating on other services). When I started this blog in 2000 there wasn’t Twitter. Wasn’t Upcoming.org. Wasn’t Google Reader. Wasn’t Flickr. Wasn’t YouTube. Wasn’t Seesmic. Etc. Etc.

SES New York: Successful Tactics for Social Media Optimization
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At the SES New York session "Successful Tactics for Social Media Optimization" Liana Evans, Director of Internet Marketing, KeyRelevance spoke about video sharing and reviewing sites.

SES New York is here again, and WebProNews is there to bring you reports and videos from the Big Apple. Enjoy our coverage this week.

Social Media Advertising To Succeed
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Despite the fact that social media advertising has yet to hit its stride and is taking some lumps for low click rates when compared to high pageviews, it will succeed. Social media is a different type of advertising platform from information-oriented websites and the two should not be compared.

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