Term commonly agreed to have been coined by Tim O’Reilly in conjunction with O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004.
Wikipedia definition: “A trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to facilitate creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies.”
Network as platform – “cloud computing”
Openness – open architecture, open standards, open source, open content
Sharing – people and organizations sharing content, users sharing opinions, tags, rankings,
Explosion of ways to connect – people connecting through social networks, communities around blogs, wikis, Flickr groups; and people connecting information sources through tags, RSS feeds, mash-ups . . .
Free account: you can upload 100MB worth of photos each calendar month. This is a bandwidth limit, and not an amount of space that you have on Flickr servers. Some other limitations, but fine for beginning.
Pro account - $25 per year. Unlimited uploads (practically), and other expanded features.
Tags, link to maps, collections & sets, user groups
Make sure you include links and contact information
“ The Commons” (primarily LOC) (http://flickr.com/commons)
“ The key goals of The Commons are to firstly give you a taste of the hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer.”
Groups: ArchivesOnFlickr, Archives & archivists on Flickr, etc.
Long listing on ArchivesNext of archives ( http://www.archivesnext.com/?page_id=62 )