What is Flickr?
Flickr is a free website to host your photos online. It is one of the fastest growing photo management and photo sharing sites on the web. Flickr allows you to upload your photos and tag them (describe them with keywords). You can arrange them into groups too, so they are easy to search for. Basically it is a way to display your photos publicly for family, friends and if you wish, the general public to access.
For this exercise you are required to take a look at Flickr and discover what it has to offer.
- Discover the things people and other libraries are using Flickr for
- Find out how tags work
- Find out what groups are
Register for a Flickr Account
A basic Flickr account is free. Since Flickr is owned by Yahoo! it is necessary to create a Yahoo! account first. If you already have one, you will be able to login to Flickr straight away. Creating an account takes just 3 easy steps. Just follow the necessary Yahoo! link which takes you to the sign up page and enter your details to register. You are then ready to sign into Flickr and register.
Important: Remember to add this task as an entry in your blog!
- Flickr official site
- About Flickr groups
- About Flickr tags
- About uploading photos
- Flickr group: Libraries and librarians who use Flickr