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Sharing photos online - is Flickr still relevant?

Published July 31, 2014

Sharing photos online - is Flickr still relevant?

I’ve stumbled across an interesting problem that hasn’t bothered me for a while. The past few months have been hectic, with all the travelling and working and stuff, but it has resulted in me actually leaving the house and taking a handful of pictures here and there. When I got back from Houston, I suddenly remembered that I had a Flickr account. I hadn’t checked in for a very long time, since before they updated their accounts to give you oodles of space for free.

Statistics from Flickr

Published August 18, 2009

Statistics from Flickr

I’ve just discovered this really interesting page on Flickr (via The Next Web) which collates information from all its users and shows us which camera is the most popular. The iPhone has made quite the leap, and other graphs on the page, show that it is by far the most popular supplier of photos from cameraphones. All the point & shoot cameras are Canon’s as well, which is just plain wrong, if you ask me.

Rain won't spoil this Picnik

Published June 12, 2009

Rain won't spoil this Picnik

Back in December, I discovered Picnik, an easy to use photo editing web app that pretty much made my day. Just recently, particularly with the introduction of my gardening pictures, I have returned to Picnik and love it even more than I did last time. The best thing about Picnik is that it is unbelievably easy to use. If you are editing a lot of pictures, or particularly massive ones, it may be a little too slow.

One thousand portraits

Published May 28, 2009

One thousand portraits

Whilst I was searching Flickr for some cute baby panda photos, I came across this project called One Thousand Portraits. Naturally, the premise is to take 1,000 pictures and it’s a very simple idea. Our project is a true portrait of Britain created by photographing 1,000 people. We stopped everyone who crossed our path on the streets of London, excluding nobody, asking the same question more than fifteen hundred times.

Reading aloud

Published February 20, 2009

Reading aloud

The latest controversy at the BBC comes from a leaked email from the editor telling his staff to avoid using the phrase “as seen on screen” and instead to read out telephone numbers, email addresses and URLs. A couple of newspapers picked up on the story and claimed this was insulting and unnecessary. The Editors blog explained the situation. Commentators, and one reported “BBC insider”, have said: “This is political correctness gone mad.

BBC explore Flickr groups

Published February 18, 2009

BBC explore Flickr groups

There’s a great new post on the Internet Blog regarding the BBC’s use of Flickr. They’ve got a group for users to add and source pictures that show up on the all over the site, specifically on the iPlayer and the homepage. I find it fascinating that not only is amateur photography becoming a mainstay for the most professional of organisations, but also that they can be so open and honest about it.

Top ten pros and cons of the Mac

Published June 13, 2008

Top ten pros and cons of the Mac

Top five reasons the Mac is winning me over Installing things is too easy. Flickr Uploader is a thousand times better than on a PC. The Mac has approved software lists. I’m starting to get used to (and like) the fact that things are open without having an actual window open. It took a long time, but now I’m adjusted, it’s a plus. I can make enhanced podcasts. Top five reasons it isn’t Office 2008 isn’t all it’s cracked up to be on the Mac.

Links for 2008-04-10

Published April 10, 2008

Links for 2008-04-10

Vine to take over Points of View An interesting choice. BBC NEWS | Technology | BBC announces Nintendo Wii deal Coooool. Podcasting News » New Adobe Media Player Could Change Internet Television Looks very swish. I’m an Adobe Air fan, so interested to see how this goes down. Showbiz - News - Elton signs up for ‘Phantom’ sequel - Digital Spy No, don’t do it.

Estoy muy caliente

Published June 23, 2005

Estoy muy caliente

If I wanted to see this much sun, I would book a holiday to Spain. Well, first I would get myself a passport, but that is a trifling matter. It’s too hot. It’s too hot to write much. It’s too hot to post any pictures. It’s too hot to think up any more words, let alone 101 of them. It’s just too hot. In fact, the only thing it’s not too hot to do is sit in front of the television watching sweaty tennis players hit the ball between themselves, and dream about strawberries and cream.