Monday, September 24, 2007

6. Join a Flickr group

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At this point you should have created a Flickr Account and perhaps have also discovered some of the interesting and exciting features that Flickr offers. This exercise will take you a bit further into your exploration with Flickr.

What are Flickr groups?

Flickr groups are a great way to share photos and have conversations, either privately or with the world. The creation of “groups” with “pools” of photographs is one simple and basic way of sharing information about a subject, whether it is popular or esoteric. For example there are groups for people who wish to improve their photography. Members of the group can post photos for others to comment on and they can in turn comment on other's work. Flickr can also be a useful resource for obtaining photographic information about a subject (Bradley 2007). If you can’t find a group that is of interest to you, just start one of your own.

How to join a group!

Joining a group is simple and straightforward:
  • Log into your Flickr account
  • Click on the down-arrow by groups
  • Select “search a group”
  • Type in the name of the group
  • Select the title of the correct group from the result list
  • Click on the link to “join this group?” under the search box
  • On the next screen click on the link “Join this Group”
The strength of Flickr lies in its social networking, with participants working together to create many different “pools” of shared photos and a discussion board for talking.

So join a Flickr group!

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  • [Bradley, P c. 2007, How to use Web 2.0 in your library, Facet Publishing, London]
This task was written by Cleve Carvalho.

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