Sunday, March 2, 2008

Flickr

Okay, it's been some time since I've "explored" the internet (goofed around) and now I've been introduced to Flickr. What a crazy, interesting, unbelievable site. People have some beautiful photos out there to share with others. And then others have personal pictures, just out there, for anyone to see. How crazy is that? People say we are becoming a world all too caught up with ourselves, but then you have this Flickr site where people are, in a way, trying so hard to reach out to others that they are posting personal photos. Wow - how far the internet has come - and where will it be taking us??

PS - also this Flickr site it a major time stealer. So many things to look at, play with. . .

3 comments:

mwong said...

When you work at a college with hordes of "Gen Y" students who practically live online, it is your obligation to stay on top of what's new on the Internet. It's not goofing off, it's working! :)

jcarnewt said...

now you're one of the cool people. welcome aboard!

McMillan said...

One thing that is really great about Flickr is that with so many people sharing millions of photos it gives the public greater access to images that we might not have otherwise. One great example of this are the thousands of historical photos recently uploaded by the Library of Congress. They are allowing people to "tag" these photos with descriptive subject headings in efforts to determine where some of them might have come from or what they depict and to also make them available for subject specialists and researchers. Just one of the many possible uses outside of our collective personal vanity.