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The Creative Commons Avoid a Tragedy on Flickr

SmugMug, the current owners of the photo-sharing platform Flickr, are changing the platform’s model, but says it will maintain its support for Creative Commons. Not every company that has relied on the license in the past can say that.
Ernie Smith
11.7.18
FOIA

Public Lands Agency Ordered Staff to Promote Oil and Gas on Social Media

Staff at the Bureau of Land Management were instructed to share photos of fossil fuel development on the agency’s Flickr page, FOIA documents reveal.
Sarah Emerson
12.11.17
Oh No

Government Flickr Page that Used to Show Wilderness Now Only Shows Oil Drilling

So long public lands, hello fossil fuel.
Sarah Emerson
4.26.17
RIP

Yahoo! Is Dead, Will Now Be Called ‘Altaba'

If the Verizon deal goes through, one of Silicon Valley’s most famous brand names will soon exist only in our memories.
Sam Gustin
1.10.17
News

So… How Much Porn Is on Tumblr?

Thank you, data science.
Jordan Pearson
12.30.16
machines

How Flickr Tags Can Reveal Entire Acoustic Atlases of Cities

Meet Chatty Maps.
Michael Byrne
4.6.16
Photos

Flickr Can Predict Where You’ll Be in the Future

Metadata found in the photo app could be used for city planning.
Kari Paul
8.12.15
Art

The Infinitely Recurring JPG

Introducing 'recursion'. To bloggers and other digital denizens, it should speak volumes about the way we see the internet.
Brian Merchant
7.1.14
Motherboard Blog

"Is Facebook Changing Our Identity?" (Singularity Content Within)

Posed by the newest video in the PBS Idea Channel series (above), it's a good question. Facebook has almost a billion users, storing on the site some 250 million photos daily. archiving a past (of sorts) along a neat timeline. In an idealized world, we...
Michael Byrne
9.16.12