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 As a viewer, I find it harder to favorite and comment on Flickr 4.0,

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher.

Trending Sources

Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead


But the one thing that we’ve both agreed on is the importance of publishing of our content, regardless of where it came from. Publishing is the overall approach of content and conversation. It’s more than just publishing a post to your blog, or uploading a video to YouTube.

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 allowing video sharing changes that.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher.

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

Twist Image

While some may call me a traditionalist, I think there are certain aspects of online publishing that does identify something as a Blog, and they include: RSS feed. Journal like publishing design - meaning the content runs chronologically from newest to oldest. At the end of the day, Blogging is a publishing platform. Instant publishing. Is flickr a Blog (you can post pictures, comment on them, archive them date, etc.)? flickr. instant publishing.

Keep Yourself Alive

Twist Image

Don't publish anything private. This same person has been publishing pictures of their young family to Facebook and Flickr forever, for all to see. flickr. publishing. 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?

API 19

How Manwich Could Use Twitter Without Even Being On It

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: keysi via Flickr, CC 2.0. I did a Flickr search for Manwich and got over 1,500 results! You just read How Manwich Could Use Twitter Without Even Being On It , originally posted on Waxing UnLyrical , published by Shonali Burke.

Klout 23

Everyone’s a curator now…

The Way of the Web

And as always, I was carrying my phone (a Nokia N900 for the record), and taking a mix of personal family pictures and ones which I intended to make public on my Flickr account and possibly elsewhere.

Which of these 5 Photo Networks Is Right for You?

Geoff Livingston

There are also five social networks that have distinguished themselves with content focusing primarily on photography; 500 Pixels , Flickr , Google Plus , Instagram , and YouPic. Flickr. If you want to see the best of Flickr, check out its daily Explore feature.

The future of print is in the hands of small retailers

The Way of the Web

And there’s no legitimate excuse for that in an era when print is in decline, and the likely future will be one of niche publishing in specific areas of interest.

Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: orangebrompton via Flickr, CC 2.0. HootSuite Publisher. Recently they introduced a “publisher&# tab, where you can see all your scheduled tweets in calendar view, and it’s pretty cool. A lot of people look down on any level of automated publishing.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Flickr YouTube Blogging Blah Blah Blah: Knowing Why You Use Social Media is What Counts

Ari Herzog

This paragraph comprises the first words published on this blog since I asked for your opinions on blogging frequency seven days ago. Or, at the least, take a break as I did. -- Thank you for reading Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Flickr YouTube Blogging Blah Blah Blah: Knowing Why You Use Social Media is What Counts at AriWriter. Never before in the history of this blog (or, at least over the past 18 months) has a week transpired without new content.

Blogging the Festive Season: The Digital Publisher [Case Study]


I notice that you’ve already published a seasonal post from Petsmart. This is a press release that I agreed to publish on my site, because I’m a Petsmart customer. I’ve been uploading images to Flickr, Pinterest, and creating photo albums on Facebook and Google Plus. What’s your advice to other digital publishers who want to make the most of the festive season? Are you a digital publisher? Blogging the Festive Season: The Digital Publisher [Case Study].

Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

First, you… Image: Kate Sumbler via Flickr , Creative Commons Hold on! Bland Image: jason carlin via Flickr , Creative Commons I mean, chicken-soup-with-no-celery-or-pepper bland. Reminder: do not publish this!

Class 17

Living through the Lens Challenge

Geoff Livingston

Two and a half weeks ago I launched the Living through the Lens weekly challenge on Flickr. People are encouraged to post new pictures, not old ones published three years ago.

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing


Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text.

What really ended EMAP’s golden days?

The Way of the Web

I also took the chance to start playing with social media – we quickly had a Myspace page and Flickr group up and running, to be joined by Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile small independant blogs and websites are still appearing every single day, powered by the availability of self-publishing and self-promotion, and the simple fact that some of us, despite the knowledge of the economics of the media, just love to write.

Essential Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template Every Marketer Can Use


The pressure to publish timely, engaging, content has never been higher. Brands have evolved into media companies that must think like publishers. Align team members who are responsible for researching, creating, and publishing.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

A wiki provides groups with collaborative publishing and work- space. Flickr. Aloha HowTo Social Media #SBOSM facebook flickr foursquare instragram linkedin smcjournal smcobserver twitter ustream youtubeTomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media.

7 Steps to Successful Content Marketing [Infographic]


Publish. Publish your content on platforms that suit the formats you have created: Your website. Flickr. Once you’ve published content, it’s important to promote it.

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

You published 30 articles this year, but none of them have gone viral , you still only have 250 followers on Twitter (none of whom retweet you), and your Google page rank still sits at a 2. Photo courtesy of functoruser on Flickr via Creative Commons license.

When Great Content is Disguised as Math

Waxing UnLyrical

Photo: Geoff Livingston via Flickr , CC 2.0. Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Publish posts across social networks and accounts; analyze trends and sentiment with analytics; monitor brand mentions; and automatically trigger customer service cases and tech support tickets.

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

2005: Flickr. Do I want to treat Flickr as a serious base for showcasing my photographic works? For writers and artists is it better to have an individual account or let the publisher/gallery/sales site handle it? This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. This is his story.

Mashup 144

The Content Convergence Dilemma: Where’s the Content Department?

Adam Cohen

Who owns the publishing? photo credit: atrogu via Flickr Tweet. By now most companies have figured out that good content is critical in a digital presence. That content can take many forms – user-generated, interactive, structured (data), marketing, conversational, and others.

Monday Roundup: The Right Business Tools

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: j.reed via Flickr, CC 2.0. Why: If you didn’t read this post when it published not that long ago, here it is again; it covers tools that help you manage email, scheduling, social media, and more. Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend?

Tools 95

9 Tools to Address Various Aspects of Visual Marketing


It allows you to select images from your phone gallery, add and edit text in different fonts, apply filters, then publish on your Instagram account. Flickr, and Youtube. Visual marketing has been growing steadily throughout the years now.

Tools 87

What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

However, the lack of follow-through was unsettling enough that I am publishing this post. I posted to Flickr and tried my best to bring it to their attention. It’s not advisable for me to publish this post without rereading and seeing if there’s anything I need to edit.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Put something on paper or type something electronically that you never intend to publish. Blogger’s block sucks more. And believe me…there is a difference.

Monday Roundup: With Love, the Social Media Spotlight

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: photommo via Flickr, CC 2.0. Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Related, I intend to publish an e-book on my Twitter evolution in the coming months… Other Applications in 2013. I continue to use Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Yelp, and other platforms. That is the order of my priorities in 2013.

Catching Up

Waxing UnLyrical

He could see how stressed I was getting, and suggested dropping one publishing day, specifically, Mondays. So how would it be if we just didn’t publish on Mondays? Image: irishwildcat via Flickr, CC 2.0. You know what’s funny about today’s post?

What Kind Of Content Do Buyers Love [Infographic]

Social Selling Masters

Publishers who use infographics tend to see a 12% increase in traffic than those who don’t. Twitter ’s published data shows that 35% of retweets contain photos and 28% contain videos. It also creates Instagram-ready images for easy upload to Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.

Meme 38

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources.

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

as much as I could, what I do find very useful, outside of the publisher, etc., I find this feature very useful; I can simply copy a post and bung it in at various points in the “publisher” view, making minor edits if I want. Top image: Andy Hares via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Monday Roundup: Innovative Content

Waxing UnLyrical

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing. Navy via Flickr, CC 2.0. Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Content, content, and more content. It’s been a constant theme on WUL this month, and with good reason. Content can help your business take flight, keep customers coming back, and inspire a wider audience.

15 Must-Have Tools for Professional Copywriters

Writtent Blog

Copywriters might also want to check out the pay-as-you-go version, which allows you to check a section of plain text, rather than an already-published webpage, for plagiarism. Flickr (free). I simply don’t know what I do without Flickr.

Tools 47

Things I Learned From Erin Feldman

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: crimfants via Flickr, CC 2.0. I pitched a post to her a few months back and she rejected it because it didn’t fit with the content that she was publishing.

You’re Not a Strategist – You’re a Punk

Dave Fleet

Mashable recently published a post that nicely explains my frustration. photo credit: Flickr ). Tweet.