Flickr is a blast.
For the uninitiated, Flickr is a photo hosting tool, which allows people to view your photos online. This is particularly great for people who live far away from where you are but want to see your photos. My new sister-in-law’s family in the Ukraine was able to see wedding photos by viewing my Flickr account. Amazing.
It’s easy to share Flickr photos via a blog. Just for fun, here’s a photo of my parents’ goldendoodle puppy, Sherlock, curling up with our goldendoodle, Casey after a long day of exhausting play.
How cute are they? Sherlock is 7 months old to Casey’s 3 years. Casey’s tormented by Sherlock almost ceaselessly, which is payback for him having done the same to his “sisters” a few years ago. A goldendoodle, by the way, is a mix of a golden retriever and a standard poodle. They’re big and fluffy and bouncy and sweet. Kind of like having a Tigger in the house.
So how about those Flickr tools? Lots of cool stuff you can do with them, but one of the coolest ideas is to use the Trading Card for your library’s business cards. The Carleton College library does this, and they’re fun and informative.
My trading card is a bit old – maybe I’ll update it soon. In the meantime, here it is:
That’s my South Park character on the card.
And finally, there are the image generators. These things are fun. There’s a terrific blog that’s all about image generators, so you can keep up with the latest. (Yes, this is one of the blogs in my aggregator.) Can’t you see a use for this in your library?