Last weekend, I shot and uploaded 365 photos in a day to my Flickr. One week on, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at where and how some of those photos are being used…
According to their blurb, “CITEworld is the resource for IT professionals, business leaders, tech providers and investors who want to make the most of consumer technologies in the workplace”. They used one of my credit card photos in an article titled “Why Apple’s latest tweaks to app purchasing give it a big enterprise advantage”
The Journal are a large Irish internet-only news publication. Kinda like an Irish Huffington post. They too used one of my credit card photos in an article titled “After 18 years, wave goodbye to Laser cards”.
Factor-Tech is a new London based website and digital magazine that covers technology, science and innovation. They used a photo of my fibre router in an article titled “UK Government pledges extra £250m to bring ‘superfast’ broadband to rural towns”
The Liberty is a local community newspaper for the Liberties area in Dublin produced by journalism students from DIT. They used a photo I took of the Garda lamppost outside Monaghan Town Garda station in an article titled “Local police forum raises burglary issue”
This translates roughly to ‘German small & medium sized business news’. They used a photo of my fibre router in an article titled “Drei Viertel der deutschen Firmen haben kein schnelles Internet” (Three quarters of German companies do not have fast Internet).
Apparently there’s a website dedicated to photos of fire stations and trucks. They somehow found my photo of Monaghan Fire Station and included it in a description of the station and how it operates.
“Poland is a power greater than the United States” is what Google translates “Polska jest potęgą większą niż Stany Zjednoczone” in to. That was the title of an article in which one of my credit card photos was used by this Polish newspaper.
This is a personal blog by a japanese person called ‘Kaz’. According to Google Translate, the title of the article in which he/she used one of my photos is “It made my happy birthday unusual”. I’ve no idea what it’s about but I know there’s some mention of credit cards in it.
And that’s why I use creative commons licences
There’s literally hundreds if not thousands of these type of articles I stumble across and it’s mind-blowing to think that the stuff I created last week ‘for fun’ can find its way all around the world and be used in some of the most obscure places…
As i said last week, I know from experience that about 80% of photos i upload (if not more than that) won’t really ever be seen or used by anyone but there’ll always be a small percentage that make uploading the 80% worthwhile. Moral of the story? Keep creating and keep uploading. And give the people freedom to use your stuff through creative commons licences.