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Flickr – The Solution to Your Photo Storage Issues. Having a camera on your phone means you can take plenty of pictures anytime, anywhere for free. Those special moments can be easily preserved for prosperity, but there are some downsides to cell phone pictures. First, the space on your phone can be consumed by your photos so you run out of space for other things, such as apps, music and other data. Second, your photos are vulnerable to the perils of being on a phone: becoming lost or damaged. Flickr solves both of these issues, giving you an opportunity to move photos off of your phone and giving you an easy way to back up your photos, keeping them safe from calamities that may happen to your phone.

Phones can fill up fast which leaves people with the terrible choice of which pictures to keep. The recent iOS 7 update had many people scurrying to make room on their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as iOS 7 resides in a voluminous 3 GB of space on your device. “Please don’t delete me!” Flickr to the Rescue! How to Get Started. OK, new Flickr, you got me. I’m back. I knew something good was happening when I saw the rectangles.

OK, new Flickr, you got me. I’m back.

This week I did something that I hadn’t done for five months and 12 days: I went to Flickr on my laptop, accessed some photos on my hard drive, uploaded them, named them, tagged them, and organized them in a set. The magic of the Internet happened before my eyes, and they joined the other rectangular images on the venerable photo-sharing site. Flickr improves editing suite with Aviary partnership. Flickr has improved its editing suite after partnering with Aviary.

Flickr improves editing suite with Aviary partnership

Written in HTML5, Aviary’s editor also makes it possible for Flickr users to touch up and improve their photos on their Apple iPad, something that wasn’t possible previously. Flickr promises the update - being rolled out now - will speed up the time it takes to edit a photo online as well as how quickly it takes to initially upload your pics. Flickr disables Pinterest pins on all copyrighted images (exclusive) As the third most popular source of content on digital pin-board site Pinterest, Flickr and its photographers are subject to frequent acts of copyright infringement.

Flickr disables Pinterest pins on all copyrighted images (exclusive)

But a site-wide update to Flickr promises to better protect members and their copyrighted works. The Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site has just added Pinterest’s newly introduced do-not-pin code to Flickr pages with copyrighted or protected images. “Flickr has implemented the tag and it appears on all non-public/non-safe pages, as well as when a member has disabled sharing of their Flickr content,” a Flickr representative confirmed to VentureBeat Friday. “This means only content that is ‘safe,’ ‘public’ and has the sharing button enabled can be pinned to Pinterest.” Flickr Gets a Makeover, Looks Like Pinterest. Flickr will be rolling out a number of changes in the coming months, beginning with a new photo stream design, Justified View, and a new uploading feature, Uploadr.

Flickr Gets a Makeover, Looks Like Pinterest

Markus Spiering, Flickr head of product, discussed these changes with Mashable Tuesday. The company's main focus, he says: user engagement. Justified View, which will go live Feb 28, trades Flickr's current white space-filled layout for something that looks a lot more like Pinterest (as has become the trend in web design). The new photo stream will first go live with your contacts (the people you follow).

It showcases bigger photos and lacks text data. The new upload feature dubbed Uploadr, which will go live in late March, lets you drag and drop photos from your computer onto the site. Social Media Optimization & Search Engine Optimization. This piece was brought to my attention by my friend and colleague, Doug Millison from Siliconvalleywatcher.

Social Media Optimization & Search Engine Optimization

If you're curating content, following it as it evolves or a happy consumer of content that a trusted source selected and curated for you, you may have seen the original article by Maria Popova, from brainpickings. The author of this commentary is Marco Arment who disagrees with what she said and this is just a snipit of her article. He feels there is too much "aggregation, rewriting, not giving credit to the original source, curators shouldn't be credited" and he doesn't see value in curation. Here is the original article he is responding to curated by Robin Good along with several comments which were just as interesting.

The good curators are conscientous and hard-working. Credit and Attribution Are Fantastic Untapped Resources for Discovery, Not Duties: Maria Popova and The Curstors Code, via @RobinGood My summary: I value your comments and opinions on this topic. The Importance of Flickr In Your Marketing Mix. When I talk Social Media with people, clients and potential clients the focus is really placed on Facebook.

The Importance of Flickr In Your Marketing Mix

I absolutely love the power of Facebook, because of the huge number of people that are engaged in sharing amazing content on a daily basis. I am lucky to have an amazing group of people sharing amazing information on a regular basis. Facebook is HUGE, but we can’t get lost in its power and do ourselves a disservice to our entire social media presence. Think about some of the things that are shared on Facebook. We see news stories, video and pictures. Flickr offers a few wonderful things: The importance of images are often overlooked when we think about Social Media but think about how many times we search for images then you will realize how important Flickr and photo sharing sites are.

Flickr for Android Beats Instagram to The Punch. Yahoo's Flickr is about to punish the popular photo-sharing iPhone app Instagram for not releasing an Android version yet.

Flickr for Android Beats Instagram to The Punch

Flickr launched its Android app Wednesday — complete with Instagram-like filters. The new Android app brings the Flickr photo stream to Google's mobile OS. The company has included a new activity stream for viewing photos — one that's essentially a newsfeed of activity among your Flickr friends. You can browse photo albums or check out the albums of friends. "A photo is more than just a few pixels," Flickr Product Manager Markus Spiering said at a press event at Flickr's headquarters in San Francisco. Viewing an image on Flickr's Android app is a different experience compared to its iPhone app. The core feature of the app, of course, is photo-taking. #Flickr, #GeoFences and your #Privacy: Pay attention. Amid Photo-sharing Boom, Flickr Wanes.

On the back of the rise of upstarts like Instagram and Tumblr, the seven-year-old photo-sharing stalwart Flickr may be “dying”, said Nick Douglas of Slacktory.

Amid Photo-sharing Boom, Flickr Wanes

Douglas designed a few charts to visualize the downward slope Flickr is experiencing in terms of the number of photos uploaded by its users. To begin, Douglas searched Flickr for some popular tags over the years (see above). Christmas and New Year’s Eve peaked in 2007 while other tags are falling as well. The only event that experienced a growth, albeit a small one, is spring. Douglas was careful to add the caveat: “Don’t put too much stock in this, because it’s not representative, it’s just the above handpicked tags combined.

To read more of Douglas’ findings, visit Slacktory here. Receive interesting stories like this one in your inbox. Instagram is booming twice as much as #Flickr. Klout adds #Blogger, #Tumblr, #Instagram, #Flickr & #Last.FM. #Klout adds #Blogger, #Tumblr, #Instagram, #Flickr & #Last.FM. Anisesmith.amplify. Empire Avenue Chat web event. Galerie de Anise Smith.