My presentation for #smexex10 on FlickrPresentation Transcript
credit: http://dfckr.com/archives/img/featured/flickr-insp.jpg Flickr - storytelling through images Rob Dyson, PR & digital media, Whizz-Kidz & CharityComms
Flickr is an image and video hosting and sharing platform - it's also an online community.
It was created by Ludicorp in 2004, and later acquired by Yahoo!
"We want to help people make their photos available to the people who matter to them . We want to enable new ways of organizing photos and video" .
In September 2010, Flickr reported that it was hosting more than 5 billion images
Coordination without planning
Clay Shirky - ‘coordination without planning’ - not professional class, but crowdsourcing pictures: e.g Coney Island mermaid parade – only possible when Flickr introduced ‘tagging’:
Tag & annotate - people, search-terms, content
Locate – where was picture taken?
Annotate objects within pictures
Add url links
Tag people & add playful tags
Contacts & friends
Explore & galleries
Community: group pools
Embed and share
Embedding Flickr slideshows in your site makes hosting pictures accessible, professional looking and use friendly. It's also a no-brainer in terms of freeing up your server space.
“ to be truthful its very imaginative!
good thinking by the whizz-kidz team
“ Nice one. Will certainly get
the attention of your target audience!”
“ Great poster
Could you do one for the ladies?”
Childsi, Child's i Foundation
234 views on Flickr - within 3 days - spread via Twitter
Sharing stories in Flickr Fin’s mum: “ If sharing Fin's story helps raise money and awareness then it is our way of saying thank you… “ And it makes Fin feel special and like a celebrity! He loved seeing his photo on flickr!”