Monday, July 16, 2007

#6 Week 3 Fun with Flickr

This week we will be learning about Flickr. I am a fairly new user of Flickr and in the short time I have been using and playing with Flickr I have really enjoyed it.

According to Wikipedia, "Flickr is a photo sharing website and web services suite, and an online community platform, which is generally considered an early example of a Web 2.0 application.
In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository. Its popularity has been fueled by its innovative online community tools that allow photos to be tagged and browsed by folksonomic means."

Take a good look at Flickr and discover what this site has to offer.

Find out how tags work and what groups are. Discover all the neat things that people and other libraries (list also here) are doing with Flickr.

· Flickr Learn More tour (6 steps)
· Mediamazine Flickr Tutorials
· Flickr: Popular tags Interesting- Last 7 days
· Flickr Services (3rd party applications & mashups) and let’s not forget to look at some other libraries on Flickr

Discovery Exercise:

In this discovery exercise, you have two options…

1. Take a good look around Flickr and discover an interesting image that you want to blog about. Be sure to include either a link to the image or, if you create a Flickr account, you can use Flickr's blogging tool to add the image in your post. Another option you have for including images in your post is to use Blogger's photo upload tool.

-- OR --
b. If you're up to an easy challenge ... create a Free account in Flickr and use a digital camera to capture a few pictures of something going on in the library. Upload these to your Flickr account and tag at least one of the images “EKU Libraries” and mark it public. Then create a post in your blog about your photo and experience. Be sure to include the image in your post. Once you have a Flickr account, you have two options for doing this:

through Flickr's blogging tool or using Blogger's photo upload feature.

So go ahead, explore the site and have some Flickr photo fun

1 comment:

Andrea said...

OK, since I live 2 hours away from the EKU Library, not driving up to take pictures! :) But it was VERY helpful to finally get moving on my FlickR Account and post my own pictures plus learn how to post pics to my blog.
Didn't know how to do either of those, thanks!