Thursday, August 21, 2008

Onward and Upward

So I just played around with Flickr--seems I always spell that wrong!! I've been using the kodakgallery for my personal photo sharing with family and friends and am also familiar with Clark's version, so I don't know if I would actually use Flickr for my own 'stuff'. Especially if it only holds 200 pix for free. (I'm pretty sure that's what I read on the site.)
I think it might be useful for libraries to put up photos of new carpet at a branch, or new book displays--patrons would probably like to see the 'goings on' at branches that they don't get to. It might also go a long ways towards helping them APPRECIATE us more. You never know!!

I feel like I should be way further along in this whole process--but, I'll keep plugging away. Maybe soon I'll be flickr-ing and twittering with the best of you!!

1 comment:

orangerful said...

A lot of new explorers just joined this month, so don't be dismayed. You're right on track with them.

And you read right - only 200 pics for free, though many loyal users have gone ahead and paid for the unlimited pics on a yearly subscription. It sounds funny to think of someone paying for a service they could get for free, but once you've spent hours uploading and tagging photos, finding communities and making connections, I guess $25 is a small price to pay to not have to do it all over again in a new site.

I'm wondering how long sites like Flickr will last with so many new social network sites including unlimited (at least, so far) photohosting in their services.