Photos and images on the web

The world of information is so much more visual than it used to be. Compare a 19thC newspaper with free newspapers of today's public transport.viewmaster_-_2584430557_d651f3d91e_b.jpg Dense columns of text, versus the magazine-style graphic focus of today.

Suggestions for learning activities

  • Explore a social photo-sharing site (eg flickr )
  • Search flickr for photos licensed under "creative commons" (free to use as long as you link to / credit the artist). (eg use Compfight to search .)
  • Make a post in your blog, including an image or two.. and link back to the artist. Write a few words about each image (eg, why did you choose it, what do you like about it?)
  • Then find out what your colleagues have written and comment on their posts.

Extra fun things to do

How to: Add images to your blog post in blogger

Here's Leigh Blackall's screencast demonstrating one way to add an image to your blog post.. if you've uploaded your own images to

Search for creative commons licensed images on flickr, via compfight

Here's michael chalk showing how to search via a different site called "compfight": find photos on flickr that are licensed under creative commons (meaning you're free to use the images as long as you credit the photographer or artist with a link back).

From the original 23 Things course:
Week 3: Photos & Images

  1. Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.
  2. Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.
  3. Create a blog post about anything technology related that interests you this week.
  4. Play around with an online image generator.

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