Flickr and Museums
Here is an article about how museums can engage with Flickr. It’s part of a series to come this summer on Web 2.0 players and museums. I intended it to be a post but it stretched so long I’ve uploaded a Word document instead. However, this doesn’t mean I see it as a finished article – I really want your comments and will update it later this summer. The tool I really should be using is CommentPress, which allows you to write a long form piece and invite comments on each paragraph, but I’m having trouble installing and using it.
Thanks to everyone who replied to my call for example projects.
Incidentally, here’s something I missed when writing the article. I’m not sure how I did as I was head of the queue to visit Tate’s Street and Studio exhibition. This is a group inviting submissions of 2 photos from your Flickr stream that are then shown on a screen as part of the exhibition. Deadline is 27 July.
Update: A really useful long post from Seb Chan on the impact of joining Flickr Commons. An interesting take on the game-playing origins and nature of Flickr.
And an article about Flickr as a case study to explore learning in a social networked space.