The Flickr Commons

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The Flickr Commons case study

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The Flickr Commons

  1. 1. Flickr’s forays into online heritage iheritage seminar: 2 February 2009 http://iheritage.org.za
  2. 2. ‘Flickr is a revolution in photo storage, sharing and organization, making photo management an easy, natural and collaborative process. Get comments, notes, and tags on your photos, post to any blog, share and more!’
  3. 3. Flickr’s business model • Subscriptions • Advertising • Marketplace
  4. 4. Marketplace e.g. Moo
  5. 5. Marketplace e.g. Getty Facilitating commercial licensing for Flickr photographers through Getty Images stock photographs purchased through non-commercial sharing licensing agreements
  6. 6. ‘Objectives’ Flickr Commons: The program has two main objectives: 1. To increase access to publicly-held photography collections, and 2. To provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge. (Then watch what happens when they do!)
  7. 7. ‘Partners’ Flickr Commons: technology provider content providers (owned by Yahoo!) incentives enhance the offering make content and build possible more accessible future services

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