Just finished the flickr session. I am having lots of computer/Internet access issues and am now able to find this photo via Chris - who was a able to post to flickr! Most of the people in the room are folks who aren't participating in the NTEN Flickr Affinity Group and were new to flickr. Lots of questions -- a question that seems to asked of every single social media tool:
- How do deal with the lack of control? Giving up branding, not have the photos on our web site ..
- What happens if a photograph that we don't like is put in our flickr group? How can we moderate or filter photos?
- Fear of being sued - what if we stream photos with a tag and it publishes a photo that is all rights reserved in flickr?
- How do we measure the results? If want people to resue our photos, how do we measure? What is the conversion rate from sharing photos in flickr to donations or advocacy?
- What type of activity or strategy can I set on flickr that isn't going to require to much of my time to maintain?
- The amount of time it takes to search and participate in the community on flickr - is it worth it?
There was one person in my small group was interested in getting started in flickr, he is the IT person in a small organization. He said his major challenge now is to design something that doesn't a huge amount of time to maintain. So, I'm thinking of what the first small steps to using flickr looks like for a nonprofit.