Why I love flickr.com

Why I love flickr.com

I was watching the Channel 10 news the day after Boxing Day and they had a story on the remembrance ceremony’s taking part around the region for the first anniversary of the tsunami that killed over 200,000 people and left so many more homeless.

I saw a story that showed 5,395 individual lanterns, one for each that perished in that region released into the sky from Phi Phi Island off the coast of Thailand and thought that was some of the most amazing and moving footage I had ever seen.

A huge advantage of flickr is that is used by people from the world over and is not used just by people from the USA. You can explore flickr, view a calendar, see the interestingness for the past 7 days, view tags, groups or people you are sharing your photos with.

You can look at over 5 million images that are licensed under the Creative Commons licenses giving you the opportunity to use these on your own web sites. How many images in total that are on flickr.com would easily surpass 10 million.

You can read about flickr.com on Wikipedia

Image coutesy of Squishy

Author: netweb

#bbPress core committer, contributor & moderator, #WordPress, and #BuddyPress Build Tools component maintainer. You can find me on WordPress Slack as @netweb, Twitter as @netweb, GitHub as @ntwb.

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