Flickr

Sharing Tools

Overview

  1. Flickr is a photo-sharing website where anyone can upload and tag photos, browse others’ photos, and add comments and annotations.
  2. Users can create photo sets and collections to manage content, and participate in topical groups to cultivate a sense of community.
  3. The site provides the tools, but the value derives from the contributions of the user community and the connections that the site facilitates between individuals.
  4. Flickr also provides a range of privacy settings, giving users considerable control over how their photos can be used.

Application

  1. Although Flickr is for photos, the site if often described as a venue for sharing experiences and building relationships.
  2. By making photos easy to share, Flickr demonstrates that contribution can be easy and that almost any shared object can find an audience.
  3. The ability to engage in a conversation about a photo, and to update that photo based on comments received also builds a sense of community.
  4. Flickr provides a place to share photos and meet people with similar interests, even if photography is not their focus.

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