Flickr: Day 1

Yesterday, I talked a little about Flickr. Today I created and started working on my account. I’ve only uploaded 11 photos so far; be sure to check for more later. You’ll also notice that I don’t have any contacts. If you have a Flickr account, or if you get one, be sure to let me know so that we can link up.

Since I’ve signed up, I’ve learned quite a bit more about how the system work. It’s super easy to upload photos. You can download and install a little tool that makes uploading as simple as a drag-and-drop. You can tag your pictures with words that describe what’s in them. This makes it easier to find them later. Like other FOAF systems, you can join groups based on a common interest.

I’ve updated the home page of my blog so that it shows my latest Flickr upload on the right (you may need to scroll down to see it). Hopefully I’ll update it at least once a week, but since I only have the free version of Flickr, there are limits to how much I can upload.

There are a lot of really good photographers out there. I guess I shouldn’t be shocked, but it really makes me wonder why so many people are buying pictures from Target and hanging them on their walls. We can do better than that.

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