Friday, April 13, 2007

Flickr - Your Profile

Your profile on flickr tells other users some information about you.

It's not required that you put any additional information in your profile, but you can add:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Time Zone
  • Gender
  • Singleness
  • Description
  • Website address (can not be commercial)
  • Website Name
  • Instant Messenger user names (Yahoo, AOL, MSN, ICQ)
  • Occupation
  • Hometown
  • Current City
  • Country
  • Interests
  • Favorite Authors, Books
  • Movies
  • Music & Artists

You can also edit:

  • your "buddy icon" (or avatar); a small 48x48 pixel picture that shows up in your profile, comments and discussion post
  • your screen name
  • who can see your contact information - email address

Flickr - commenting

Part of what makes Flickr great (and Web2.0) is the ability to view and comment on other members pictures and have other members comment on your photos.

You can see recent comments left on your photos and that you left on your home page. There will be a little flag and it will say "new comments" clicking the link will take you to the photo with comments.

You can also leave comments on photos of other people.

Flickr - Contacts

What are contacts?
Contacts are your "friends" on flickr. From your home page you'll see new pictures uploaded by your contacts. You can set limits on your photos based on your contact settings.

How do you create contacts?
There are two ways, the first is while looking at some one's photos, move your mouse over their buddy icon, click the drop down menu and select the add as contact option.

The second is while looking at a user's profile click the "add [user] as a contact" link.

For either way the next step will prompt you to select "family" or "friends" you can click one, both or neither of these boxes.

This allows you some privacy and control over who views your pictures. When you're uploading pictures you can choose who can view then - everyone, only you, friends or family.

You an also limit who can comment, print and blog your photos based on the contact setting.