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Why I Heart Flickr

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A short IA look at why I love flickr!

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Why I Heart Flickr

  1. 1. Christine Rosakranse: COMM-6961 Site Walkthrough (Strategy and Design week)
  2. 2. Flickr is simplicity extended into organized chaos. <ul><li>(sort of like a fractal) </li></ul>
  3. 3. This is what you can do here. All your friends are doing it. Sounds like a good idea.
  4. 4. The three basic needs for the site Additional features for a unique feature, marketing, and web 2.0ness…
  5. 5. <ul><li>Additional Features (not in the tour): </li></ul><ul><li>A “programmatically exposed system” </li></ul><ul><li>Emergent features for strategy and design </li></ul><ul><li>(expected and accommodated) </li></ul><ul><li>a. Self-aggregating groups and </li></ul><ul><li> controlled vocabularies </li></ul><ul><li>b. Additional technology integration </li></ul><ul><li>(eg. Flickr Hacks) </li></ul>
  6. 6. This exposed system allows programmers to add functionality to the site including widgets and plug-ins (ex. Flickr app for Facebook)
  7. 7. Global navigation. My main groupings for viewing pics.
  8. 8. We’ve uploaded our pictures and placed them into sets. Now we want to show our friends and complete strangers…
  9. 9. For privacy settings and to view their streams.
  10. 10. Group info A public group can be joined by anyone.
  11. 11. Now it’s time for a little extra taste of marketing. Well, we make it so easy for you. We already have your pictures in our system. Might as well make a book of them, or…
  12. 12. With a paying account you get stats, additional storage, the ability to post to more groups, editing tools that save your comments….
  13. 13. But if you’re cheap like me, you just might make do with all the cool free stuff and your 200 photo limit.
  14. 14. Christine Rosakranse: COMM-6961 Site Walkthrough (Strategy and Design week) N.B. Additional irony: Fractal pictures are not from Flickr Questions?

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