Thursday, May 31, 2007

Got Pix?


If you haven't joined Flickr, join Flickr. It's a place to store and organize digital photos, but it has become so much more. It's a research tool, a place to find and buy photos, and a way to peek in on the lives of your family members and friends -- and strangers. You can upload a pretty big bunch of photos per month free, or as many as you want for 25 bucks a year.

But enough free advertising. This entry is a call to community: I just started a Flickr group called The Copy Desk, where copy editors are invited to contribute pictures of themselves, their co-workers, their workplaces, their cats -- whatever. Take a look: There's not much there to start, but I hope that will change quickly.

7 comments:

Deb Schiff said...

Hey Bill,
Picasa Web Albums, by Google is another good choice. I find it to be much easier to use, especially when using the code elsewhere.
Best regards,
Deb

Deb Schiff said...

Just another quick note, Bill. Have you seen this?

Bill said...

I hadn't seen that -- thanks!

renita said...

how funny... i checked out the flickr group and the guy who posted the "copy editors are nerds" photo ... totally used to work at my paper. the chicago area is a small and inbred copy-editor world :P

Daniel said...

Cool photos. Yeah.

Paul said...

Momentum you have.

Slice said...

Cool. I'm going to join your group, if you don't mind, Bill. I've been a fan of The Slot from the time I started working as a newspaper copy editor fresh out of college, back in '97. I think I remember The Slot existing back then, in one form or another.

Funny enough, I found this post by following the "referrer URL" list in my web-stats application. I'm the guy who wrote that memo that Deb Schiff linked to. It was pretty much tongue in cheek, but at the same time, it's been interesting working on a blog, trying to corral the different contributors' sense of what spelling and style should be.