We are big fans of Flickrflickr.com – the user-generated photography website which launched in February 2004.

Consider this an endorsement: I believe Flickr is well worth a pro subscription. Thus, there’s some skin in the game for the continued use and endorsement of this pioneering site on the social web. We love the Flickr Commons Revitalization plan and applaud / fave / star / like environmental and tourism leaders for sharing images with the attribution-sharealike license from Creative Commons.

Key Links
Cookie policy
Subscription information (FAQ)
Revitalization Google Doc

Flickr Groups
Flickr groups are a great way to share photos, post comments, and hold discussions around a common theme.

Questions = Preguntas

  • How do ‘administrator blasts’ work on Flickr? = ¿Cómo funcionan las “Admin Blasts” en Flickr?
  • How does gifting work? (Answer) = ¿Cómo funciona Gifting? (Respuesta)
  • Is there an easy way or a workaround to create a slide show from a Flickr group? = ¿Existe una manera sencilla o una solución alternativa para crear una presentación de diapositivas a partir de un grupo de Flickr?
  • Is Flickr worth a pro subscription? = ¿Vale la pena una suscripción profesional a Flickr?


  • More slideshow options
  • Embedding random photos from album or group onto other websites
  • Videos from Flickr administration explaining changes.
  • Better explaining of the Creative Commons licenses.
  • For Flickr members, the ability for ‘search and replace’ in descriptions.
  • More #FlickrFriday challenges / events
  • Incentives for the most engaging groups.

Digital Literacy Quiz Questions

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Flickr Groups
Groups – flickr.com/groups – are coming back to life. An Admin Blast is an announcement or blurb that sits at the very top of a group’s Overview page. Many groups use this space to explain the purpose of the group.  For group administrators, any time a group’s blurb is edited and saved, the ‘admin blast’ is automatically sent to group members. Note: members can opt out of notifications by muting announcements.

Three Words

Ron: Three words to describe Flickr: Eye candy, Creative Commons-friendly, User-generated

Flickr Commons Revitalization
flickr.org: The Flickr Commons program was launched in 2008 and has become a unique collection of historical photography shared with the Flickr community by 114 cultural institutions around the world. This year, 13 years after it launched, we’ve taken time to evaluate the program and figure out how to reinvigorate it after a period of neglect. We have an opportunity to preserve the Flickr Commons collection resolutely and use techniques and tactics we develop to protect the longevity of the larger Flickr corpus.
Strategy 2021-2023 – Flickr Commons Revitalization
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