Seeing a Long, Bright Future for The Commons (thanks, Flickr) | CogDogBlog
flavoursofopenscience's bookmarks 2022-12-18
by Alan Levine
Sure, lots of folks are just dumping photos to Google because it applies some data sniffing organizational features, or pouring them into Instagram for the quick like fixes (where they can never be found by search), even jumping now into the novel PixelFed space. But for me, I stay where my heart and maximal photo experience has been since 2004.
That soars even more with the news of the creation of the Flickr Foundation aimed at preserving public domain photos for 100(?) years and “stewarding this cultural treasure for future generations, and fostering a visual commons we can all enjoy.” It starts with the flickr commons, but goes father with big ideas like digital buoyancy and the data lifeboat (what are the odds Instagram provides anything like that?).