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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
Internet Exploring

Who Knew Live Police Radio Over Ambient Music Could be so Damn Soothing?

'You Are Listening to Los Angeles' is an online radio station that lets you drift away to the atmospheric lull of crime.
Lauren O'Neill
11.23.16
Stuff

The Impossible Quest to Catalog a Decade of NYC Street Art

"I see next to no good street art anymore," says photographer Katherine Lorimer (a.k.a. Luna Park), the author of '(Un)Sanctioned,' a new book documenting the peak and decline of NYC street art, as well as the illegal graffiti that's as strong as ever.
Ray Mock
10.30.16
Stranger Than Flicktion

Patrick Bateman and the Poisoned Toffee Apple

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired fiction column. In this special Halloween edition, we hear an <i>American Psycho</i>-inspired tale of cam girls, cats, and candy apples.
Kamila Rymajdo
10.28.16
machines

How Flickr Tags Can Reveal Entire Acoustic Atlases of Cities

Meet Chatty Maps.
Michael Byrne
4.6.16
Art

The Sickest Never-Before-Seen Photos from NASA's Apollo Mission

Some selects from the most exciting space missions in U.S. history.
Beckett Mufson
10.6.15
Fiction

Rest in Peace, Canapé King

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired column. We provide writers with five random food-related Flickr images and ask them to construct a fictional short story in under five days. In this edition, we mourn a man with an uncanny...
Javaria Akbar
9.4.15
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
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