So here we find I have run out the steam or the honeymoon period of the 16 things. Flickr, ok I get it, a great place to see awesome photographs from around the world. Sticking with my financial blog theme I have found a really calm photo of wall street. I can’t say I am entirely thrilled about this part of the web 2.0 experience, but I will do my best to provide some insight.
This photograph was flickred by Peter Gutierrez and i found it by searching through tags of “wallstreet” and “new york.” I love the calm dark look of this photo the black and white matches the ship i have as my blog header.
Flickr can used in a fortune of different ways for school projects and professional work flow. For school we could take events and post the pictures to help promote local activities the Institute might be involved in, or students could use Flickr to post images and screen shots from projects they are working towards. The online hosting is probably the safest way for students to keep their work safe in case of accidents. What? Accidents! : )
I am using Flickr as a photo hosting service now. My mother has been begging me to bring photos to her house an hour away for a year now. Instead I have posted them to Flickr and will let her view them going to my url (you can view my west coast road trip here) I have not used another service at this time other than Flickr.
The public life has brought with it a variety of issues concerning sharing. Copyrights can be a big problem for professionals and work groups. I am a pretty liberal person and most people are not going to to be able to do much with my non-professional photo shooting skills. If someone wants to take the time to go digging in my photo album so be it. I hope they enjoy. If they can take one of my pictures and make something great with it, more power to them. Better yet, if they can get paid.
Stay hedged, stay happy,
Margin of Safety