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Flickr Enters Downward Spiral

Geoff Livingston

It seems like every year or two you see a Flickr is dying post that sparks a major conversation about whether or not the photography social network will survive. The most recent round of the “Flickr is dying” debate happened two months ago right around when Yahoo! Flickr has declined by more than 4 percent, and is in danger of falling out of the top 200 websites globally.

How Flickr and Google Help Us Remember

Ari Herzog

The Library of Congress did not know the names of French brothers Michel, age 4, and Edmond, age 2, when the institution uploaded this photograph to Flickr in the summer of 2008. Through Flickr’s users who viewed, commented, liked, and shared that photo, the LOC can now tell a story for what was once a story-less photograph. Media culture Flickr GoogleGot a question?

Flickr 4.0: PR Hype versus Reality

Geoff Livingston

Flickr 4.0 Some pubs went so far as to say that Flickr was now relevant again, ironic for a photo sharing social network that consistently ranks in the top 10 networks. But as well hyped as the new Flickr 4.0 is, it suffers on a few levels. As a viewer, I find it harder to favorite and comment on Flickr 4.0, too. Flickr 4.0 is not all bad. In comparison, Flickr 4.0

3 Reasons To Love Flickr Again

Small Business Mavericks

has decided, after eight years, to spend some energy improving Flickr. Specifically, there are three new improvements to Flickr that I think make it worth sharing photos (and videos) to again. Access Flickr from anywhere on any device. And, as an added bonus, Flickr looks nicer too. Besides, these cool new improvements to Flickr, you can also share your photos in full resolution, a bonus if you are a professional photographer. So What Can Flickr Be Used For? Bloggers used to use Flickr as a place to store photos that they could use for their blogs.

Can Flickr Catch Instagram?

Geoff Livingston

Flickr celebrated 10 years of serving photos earlier this month, making it an old man amongst social networks. In fact, Flickr is now ranked just one spot behind rival photo network Instagram. Most recently, Flickr added Creations, an easy way for photographers to create their own Photo Books. Image by antony5112 on Flickr. In the past two years, Yahoo!

App of the Week: Flickr

The Social Media Incubator

You may ask yourself, how can Flickr benefit a business marketing strategy? Flickr allows accessibility, sharing and organization with your photos. With the Flickr App , you or anyone you allow to organize your account can add photos from anywhere from their mobile device. Does your business use a service like Flickr in your online marketing?

Flickr adds Downloadable Video Sharing

The Way of the Web

It’s not often that there’s a new feature worth talking about at Flickr. And it seems to have been so long that Flickr’s marketing team dropping it into a particularly bare email, giving it just two lines. Flickr has now made it possible to allow you to share videos in the same way as you can allow people to download your photos. It’s useful in two ways.

New Flickr Brings Questions about the Visual Media Era

Geoff Livingston

New Flickr Interface image via Geeky Gadgets Flickr will unveil its much-needed new interface today, revamping one of the oldest and still prescient social networks. Flickr’s new interface seeks [.]. Mobile Photography Reality Social Media Andrew Keen Flickr infographics Instagram jess3 media mobile Pinterest portable social network Tumblr Visual YouTubeThis significant change comes to a network that features more than 3.5 million photos uploaded everyday, and one of the most popular APIs on the Internet.

Flickr Friday: Video Infographic

Firebelly

Flickr: ARQCARLOOS ]. Blog Flickr Friday VideoThe state of video today. Does anything surprise you? On which platform do you consume the most video?

Use Grammatical Errors to Your Advantage

Spin Sucks

Some of us can no longer imagine our existence without Flickr , Tumblr , and Digg. Communication Content chick-fil-a clinique dialect notes Digg dunkin donuts Flickr louise pound misspelled words professional writing Snickers tumblr typosAds surround us nearly everywhere—in the sky, on the ground, and even underground.  Do you know what is even more annoying? So they misspelled it.

Understanding Photography on Instagram

Geoff Livingston

find that crossover between social networks – 500 Pixels to Facebook to Flickr to Instagram to Twitter – is minimal. Marketing Photography Social Media 500 pixels 500px brand branding digital photographer facebook Flickr image Instagram marketing twitterThe article is titled “Market Yourself on Instagram”, but it is gated, unfortunately. Each network has its own audiences.

Flickr Friday: Video Infographic

Firebelly

Flickr: ARQCARLOOS The state of video today. Does anything surprise you? On which platform do you consume the most video?

Tips for Creating a Profitable Trade Show Experience

Spin Sucks

Share images of your booth (and a map highlighting your booth’s location) on Flickr and your other social networks. Marketing Blog Communication digital facebook Flickr Google Google+ hashtag LinkedIn mobile online QR codes Slideshare Social Media social networks trade shows tweeting Twitter Vimeo white paper youtubeToday’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. Or do we? Plan, even.

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Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

It's not too long ago (okay, in social media terms, it was eons ago) that Flickr was one of the major social networks. But the rise of Instagram as a deft and light app that allowed seamless integration into sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more made some wonder if there was a future for Flickr. And yet, through all of this, the Dude abides Flickr remains. For now.

Flickr Friday: The Content Grid

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Helpful Social Search Articles | Main | Twitter announces #NewTwitter » September 10, 2010 Flickr Friday: The Content Grid A content marketing framework that plots type and channel across two dimensions: who should create it (a single owner or the entire staff) and how it should be distributed for maximum impact on the sales funnel.

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15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Andy Field (Hubmedia) via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: marissaorton via Flickr, CC 2.0 11. Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0 So when you send an email to a journalist, with a terse introductory note telling them to “please read the press release below,&# do you really think they will be enchanted? And O.M.G. And that was it.

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How to Build the Ultimate Online Newsroom

Webbiquity SMM

Use and link to social content sharing sites for your media assets as well, including YouTube and Vimeo for company videos, SlideShare for presentations, Podcast Alley and iTunes for audio, Flickr for photos, plus Scribd and Docstoc for PDF files. by TomPick and guest blogger Maria Verven. They were bulky, killed lots of trees, and of course weren’t searchable.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

Their Flickr page and YouTube channel are used to support Food Bank activities, for example, displaying photos taken at community events. Flickr. Open Community community ecosystem facebook Flickr social media Twitter YouTubeCommunity: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Champion: Jen Newmeyer , Database, Direct Mail & Website Manager. See, it works! YouTube.

Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter

Firebelly

» June 04, 2010 Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter Heres an interesting look at a breakdown of the several different Twitter user types. Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Jakes Take: Fresh Logos, Fresher Coffee | Main | YouTube Tuesday: I Can Make You Go Viral! Its kind of sexist really. Nevertheless, it still makes for an interesting read.

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Easing Up on the Blog Throttle

Geoff Livingston

But what would you say if I told you that my photo blog on Flickr gets as much traffic in a week as my regular blog does in a whole month? Me, Myself and I blog blogging business content content shock fatherhood Flickr marketing media personal photo A tension exists in my business life. It’s the tension of new business development versus client work versus blogging. Crazy?

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Instapocalypse and the Permission War

Geoff Livingston

Flickr does a better job of letting me choose which photos are searchable and by whom. So in my book, Flickr offers a better venue for public photos anyway. Marketing Photography Reality Drama facebook Flickr Instagram marketing mobile permission photos privacy warImage by tres.jolie. How’s your Instagram account treating you now? Image by What What.

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12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: tamra hays via Flickr, CC 2.0 Initially I was trying to find something that worked with Flickr, but then I stumbled upon Cincopa. Why not give them to you all at once, you ask, a little miffed? Well, I can only think of so many at a time. And besides, if you got ‘em all at once, you’d have nothing to look forward to. Let’s get to it. 1. Neat. 3. Seriously!

Manwich: A Case Study on Social Media Listening

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: keysi via Flickr, CC 2.0. For example, in 24 hours Manwich had two people post photos via Instagram. I did a  Flickr search  for Manwich and got over 1,500 results! Guest Posts Howie Goldfarb Marketing Social Media Twitter flickr listening manwich pinterestYou knew this day would come. The day there’d be a post about the  Manwich  here at WUL. Maybe a Manwich.

8 Basic Yet Necessary Tools or Plugins for your Site

Idaconcpts

Flickr Lightbox : Adding pictures to a website is made much easier for anyone who uses Flickr and downloads the Lightbox widget. Blog marketing facebook like flickr lightbox google adsense google maps google video homeaway paypal donations website plugins website tools wufoo form youtube widgetTools in Action. First, let’s see how effective a good widget or app can be. 

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Optimization Summits & Brainstorming Sessions Flickr Slideshow

Firebelly

Duncan and Chantelle had a great time last week in Dallas for the Optimization Summits and Brainstorming Sessions. Duncan's two presentations were about crisis communication and reputation management. Chantelle's presentation was about multifamily marketing. Below are some of their photos from the events

2 Million and Counting

Geoff Livingston

My Flickr blog passed 2 million views on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who checked out my stuff, chatted with me on Flickr, and encouraged me, too. But I think we know good or great content is not enough to succeed online these days. 2) Social interaction on Flickr and 500 Pixels has helped spread the reach of my photos. The French Market in New Orleans.

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). Tomorrow Christians around the world will be celebrating the birth of Christ. Here are three. Look at some of his parables. They’re vivid, they contain imagery, and they’re simple. Jesus.

Getty Images Move Too Little, Too Late

Geoff Livingston

’s Flickr. Assuming that amateur and pro photogs will promote their partial limited Getty portfolio instead of their full portfolios on websites, Flickr and Instagram, all of which already have organic followings. Why else would Getty Images suddenly severe its Flickr relationship, and tell Flickr/Getty Image portfolio members they can soon upload directly?

About.me vs Flavors.me… Which is Best?

Mindjumpers

Since a lot of us who are users of social media/networks have multiple online profiles across the web, for example, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr etc., Technorati Tags: about.me , Facebook , Flavors.me , Flickr , Linkedin , Twitter. Flickr Linkedin TwitterTweet Recently, the new platform About.me was launched after having kept us all waiting. The Simpleness of About.me.

Living through the Lens Challenge

Geoff Livingston

Two and a half weeks ago I launched the Living through the Lens weekly challenge on Flickr. Photography Photos Amateur blue hour challenge facebook Flickr living through photography Social Media the lensThe Challenge was in response to Jeff Cutler ‘s request, a weekly effort that lets people participate in whatever I may be photographing during the week. So here we are.

Your Media Is Controlled By A Handful Of Companies (Yes, Even The Internet)

Twist Image

To push this inequity even further, if you look at the comments in Herman's Blog post, Jon Steinberg (the President of BuzzFeed ), points to a flickr photo of another staggering statistic: 75% of all advertising spend is controlled by three advertising networks: WPP , Omnicom , Publicis and Interpublic. flickr. What happened to The Long Tail ? What happens in a world after Here Comes Everybody ? Apparently, not much. We had a dream. There was a hope that the Internet would reshape the media world as we have known it to date. So what does the online media spend look like? It was.

Flickr Friday: Who Is The Modern Media Consumer?

Firebelly

Our Flickr Friday find this week is an slick infographic from Prumos. View full-sized Who Is The Modern Media Consumer? What is your favorite way to consume news? Chad Richards is Social Marketing Manager at Firebelly Marketing, a social media marketing agency

The Quiet Unsung Opportunities of Building Your Social Media Platforms

Bare Feet Studios

Contrast this to the White House, where they have been steadily posting photos about the happenings of our government on a regular basis, on Flickr , the most popular social network for photos. Flickr for some reason was tracking the pic, and graciously has given us the following viewer stats; 390,000 views at 3:30pm (5.5 Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words.

14 Inspiring Love Photos

Geoff Livingston

Rather than write a Valentine’s Day post — which would likely come off as cheesy or stiff — I decided to hunt for some love photos on Flickr. Photography Flickr images love photos It’s Valentine’s Day and Hallmark has won again, though if you are alone there are plenty of companies hunting for your dollar, too ! Here are fourteen that I found inspiring.

No One “Consumes” Social Media

Geoff Livingston

No one goes home and says, “I think I’ll consume Facebook for three hours.&# “How about some Disqus or Quora at dinner, this is boring.&# Or, “Can I have some Flickr for that blog?&#. Rants Social Media consumption Disqus facebook Flickr media patterns Quora twitter useImage by ugod. Think about it, no one “consumes&# social media. Just a movie?

Social media metrics: why, what and how to measure according to Jim Sterne

Social Email Marketing

Social media management Social media metrics and measurement Social media ROI blogging bookmarking consumer-generated content customer satisfaction David Berkowitz Delicious Digg Facebook Flickr Forums and message boards Jim Sterne key performance indicator KPI LinkedIn lower costs Marketers Studio marketing mix media sharing micro-blogging Ning raise revenue roi sentiment social media marketing Social Media Metrics social networks StumbleUpon YouTubeIn his book ‘Social Media Metrics’, Jim Sterne says: “The Internet has always been a social medium”.

Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

Flickr is where I host my better pictures. Social Media facebook Flickr google Instagram LinkedIn logic path Pinterest social networks twitter useIn the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations. The above chart shows how I integrate my eight most visited social networks in my life. Work Networks. That way I can make good recommendations.

What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

Twist Image

Is flickr a Blog (you can post pictures, comment on them, archive them date, etc.)? flickr. blog blogger blogging blogher blogworld businessbook conference content contentmanagement deannabrown federatedmedia flickr futureofmedia instantpublishing journal journalist lemmy lisastone michaelstelzner microblogging motorohead newmedia newmediaexpo onlinepublishing permalink podcaster podcasting publishing punkrock rickcalvert rss socialmedia socialmediaexplorer techcrunch thehuffingtonpost trackback tumblr twitter website wordpress writer" or "is TechCrunch a Blog?"

Over 100 Great Photos on Flickr

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Over 100 Great Photos on Flickr I use Flickr as my online photo bucket. I was using ImageShack or something before but when I found Flickr, I was amazed. Some nights I spend an hour or more just surfing the Flickr highway finding new pictures. One of the reasons I love Flickr is it’s an online photo diary of people. In many of my posts, I am using pictures from people on Flickr. High quality and never a lack of content to pull from, Flickr is awesome. Leave a comment!

Keep Yourself Alive

Twist Image

This same person has been publishing pictures of their young family to Facebook and Flickr forever, for all to see. flickr. blog breadcrumbs connectivity data digitalchannel facebook flickr google government mobile onlineprivacy openapi personalengagement personalinformation privacy publishing technology tweet websiteWho will protect your rights, your opportunities and your privacy online? Do you think that it's the role of government? Is it the corporation's responsibility? Should Google and Facebook be securing your privacy online? Keep yourself alive. They're not. tweet.

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How Manwich Could Use Twitter Without Even Being On It

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: keysi via Flickr, CC 2.0. For example, in 24 hours Manwich had two people post photos via Instagram. I did a  Flickr search  for Manwich and got over 1,500 results! Guest Posts Howie Goldfarb Marketing Social Media Twitter flickr listening manwich pinterestEd: seeing as how it’s “holiday week” here in the U.S., we decided to give the WUL team a bit of a break.

How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change. Others have speculated than shorter searches will dominate longer, more specific (long tail) searches. What does Google Instant mean for non-profit organizations? Yahoo!

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How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Also… Image: Thom Watson via Flickr, Creative Commons OK, I’ll stop now, I can see you rolling your eyes, going, “Come on, act your age.&# actually have a bunch of them. There’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, of course. Also Cinderella. Also Sleeping Beauty. Well, I still love fairy tales. And they almost always end with a “happily ever after.&# Any one.

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