Flickr value

poolbeg.jpgI sometimes find it helpful to state the obvious ....

One of the major values of Flickr is that it is a low-entry mechanism for making photos 'citable'.

You can give them a URI, a handle, that can be copied and exchanged, and which makes it that much easier for them to enter the shared network space.

The ability to copy and share a URL for most pages is one of the ways in which Technorati, Google or Amazon differs from earlier generations of services.




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Dec 06, 2005
Michael

Yes, in theory these persistent links could be added to library catalogues as digital objects. Flickr even gives its users the opportunity to allow others to make use of the pictures, whilst retaining some rights.