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Social Media Design For Dummies by David LaFontaine, Janine Warner

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Chapter 11

Creating a Flickr Presence

In This Chapter

• Upload a buddy (profile) icon to Flickr.

• Create a customized cover image for your Flickr page.

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The photo-sharing service Flickr has been around for more than a decade (an eternity in Internet years). Although newer photo-sharing services (such as Instagram) have gotten more attention in recent years, the addition of a number of new features is making Flickr relevant again, including a redesign of the entire Flickr experience and adding a free terabyte (TB) of online storage space for each user.

Among the design options (shown in Figure 11-1), Flickr offers you a large profile photo (a buddy icon) and a customizable cover image at the top of your profile. A photostream also streams your photos as well as those of your Flickr friends, depending on which page you’re viewing.

Flickr’s changed design options have met with mixed reviews. Some users seem pleased with the new options, especially the increased hard drive space, and many people have found creative ways to decorate their profiles.

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We created a template you can use for your Flickr cover image. You can download it at www.digitalfamily.com/social.

But because the site is already filled with photographs, many users have complained that a cover photo is unnecessary and ...

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