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Eric Billiter 2019-01-08
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From today, if you have a free Flickr account that has more than 1,000 photos or videos, you’ll no longer be able to upload any new content unless you upgrade to its paid plan.

And if you don’t upgrade this month, the company will start deleting your content — beginning with the oldest uploads first — until your account meets the new free limit of 1,000 photos or videos.

The move is part of several recent changes to hit the photo-sharing and storage site following its acquisition by SmugMug in April 2018.

Flickr users with more than 1,000 images or videos who don’t want to pay for a $50-a-year (or $7 a month) Pro subscription need to rescue their content before February 5 if they’re storing any of it exclusively on Flickr’s servers.

And with Flickr previously offering a terabyte of free storage, there could be some major downloading sessions in the pipeline for a number of users.

We should point out that anyone with a free Flickr account who uploaded more than 1,000 photos with a Creative Commons license before November 1, 2018, will not have any of it deleted.

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Daniel Martin 2017-02-01
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Unsplash's new social features make it easier than ever to keep up with your favorite photographers while also getting your own work noticed.

Two weeks after incorporating, stock photography platform Unsplash has pushed out its latest update, with a focus on speed and social interactions.

If you re not familiar with Unsplash, it s a stock photography platform that relies on photographers uploading photographs using the Creative Commons Zero CC0 license.

By licensing their respective images using CC0, the photographers effectively put their images in the public domain where they re free for anyone to use for whatever purpose.

The new 5.0 update comes on the heels of a recent milestone — over 1 billion — yes, with a B – total photo views on since it was created back in 2013.

Unsplash has expanded from a small Tumblr blog with only a dozen images on it to a full-fledged platform, complete with APIs and integrated apps.

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Earl Ledet 2017-09-27
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Image credit: Aleksi Tappura | Unsplash

Finding a high quality stock photo for free used to be quite the chore -- there were very few options available, and the inventory that was available was marginal quality at best.

Currently, Pixabay is the first website I visit when I need a free stock photo.

There are no confusing image licenses to worry about.

You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form -- and this includes for both personal and commercial use.

You are allowed to alter, copy and distribute the images without any credit to Unsplash or the photographer -- although it’s always a nice gesture to give credit where credit is due.

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Robert Sanchez 2017-04-04
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Sometimes you just look at a photo and think “that would make the perfect header for a millennial-run online store for artisanal, handcrafted goods.” That’s true for basically every photo I could find at Shopify’s new Burst stock photo site, which offers all images it contains completely royalty-free, under the Creative Commons Zero license, which means you can basically do whatever you want with them.

Burst does seem to have content that’s tailored to fairly specific uses and audiences, but it has a fair amount of very high quality, totally free images you can use without having to credit, and which you can also modify.

Artists for individual photos are linked, so you can give them some love if you like, which is probably a good idea if your intent is to get rich using their gorgeous visuals to rope in paying customers.

Basically, Burst is another value-add feature to help lower the bar in terms of what it takes for people to start entirely new businesses selling things online with little or no experience necessary.

The library’s not super deep based on my limited poking (a search for “horse,” for instance, returned no results) but if you stick to keywords you’d expect to see popping up often on aspirational lifestyle Instagram you’re going to find a good amount of options.

The real value here is that these are completely free and unrestricted in terms of how they’re used, and by who.

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Mattie Wright 2016-09-20

Is Overwatch a good game?

Both games are first person shooters, but what makes one game a modern masterpiece and a beloved staple of its genre, and the other remembered as a punchline at best?

Critically, we might look at anything from visuals to mechanics to the general feel of the game - but that's not good enough for science.

Human factors - the study and practice of designing products, systems, or processes with a view to how humans actually interact with them - researchers Mikki H. Phan and Barbara S. Chaparro of Wichita State University and Joseph R. Keebler of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University collaborated to create the almost paradoxically named GUESS - the Game User Experience Satisfaction Scale.

The scale is designed to help game developers gather quality feedback from playtesting and game evaluations.

At its core though, it seeks to determine whether a game - any game - is objectively good or not.

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Loyd Davis 2020-12-28
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The fruits of web scraping — using code to harvest data and information from websites — are all around us. People build scrapers that can find every Applebee’s on the planet or collect congressional legislation and votes or track fancy watches for sale on fan websites. Businesses use scrapers to manage their online retail inventory and monitor competitors’ prices. Lots of well-known sites use scrapers to do things like track airline ticket prices and job listings. Google is essentially a giant, crawling web scraper. Scrapers are also the tools of watchdogs and journalists, which is why The Markup filed an…

This story continues at The Next Web
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Milagros Lester 2016-11-01
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However, professional companies such as Adobe Stock, Shutterstock and iStockphoto, own a huge proportion of the stock photo market and can charge extortionate amounts for a single image.

Luckily there are plenty of resources available, which provide stock photos for free or for the price of attribution.

Attribution is simple, If you include on of these photos on a web page, add text that cites the photographer Photo by John Smith and is sure to include a link to his or her site, if there s one.

Sign up is free and once subscribed, you will be sent a pack of 10 photos each month all linked to a particular category.

The search functionality is more than capable of finding a great image for your business blog or upcoming presentation.

The site is easy to navigate and has search functionality with categories, making it easy to find what your looking for!

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Kyle Patterson 2020-12-31
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While the world is eagerly waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, wearing a mask to help prevent viral transmission has become more or less mandatory globally. Though many people embrace mask wearing and adhere to public health advice, some rebel and argue that wearing a mask has been imposed upon them against their will. With mask wearing and social distancing, it’s down to the individual to decide whether or not to comply, yet what influences compliance isn’t straightforward. Demographic factors such as income level, political affiliation, and gender have all been associated with whether people…

This story continues at The Next Web
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Nicholas Patton 2018-07-02
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Over the weekend, 500px shut down its Marketplace, which was set up in 2014 and allowed members to license their photographs for commercial use through its platform.

And with that, users have also lost the ability to share their work with content creators to remix and use in their own projects under Creative Commons licenses.

The change will affect not only 500px’s community of 13 million users around the world, but also those who relied on the platform for images to purchase directly from photographers, and use publicly licensed ones for free.

Photos will now be available exclusively through Getty Images for most countries, and through VCG in China – and you will no longer be able to search for or download free images on the site.

The company announced its partnership with Getty a month ago, and the shift to licensing exclusively through Getty and VCG went into effect on July 1.

The Verge noted that 500px explained its decision to kill off its CC-licensed image search was driven by the fact that not many people were using it.

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Edgar Williams 2018-07-02
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The social network for photographers, 500px, has closed its community marketplace, and removed the option to distribute photos under a Creative Commons license.

500px gives a couple of reasons for the closure of its stock photo platform, saying it wants to give photographers more options, and admitted that its marketplace "hasn’t performed as well in the stock photography space as hoped".

Instead, the site will sell stock photos via Visual China Group (VCG) in China, and Getty Images in the rest of the world.

It says royalty rates for photographers will stay the same, and they can opt out of global distribution if they want.

500px has partnered with VGC since 2012, and was acquired by the company in February this year.

When it comes to Creative Commons, 500px told The Verge that many of licenses are out of date for photographers.

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Raymond Maxwell 2017-05-25
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The power of a high quality image is something we can all agree on, after all they do say that a picture is worth 1000 words.

Plus some growth tips on putting the pictures you find to good use, so lets jump in!

If you’re looking for a large selection of high quality free stock images then Pexels may be the place for you.

All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) Licence, so any photo you find can be used personally or commercially for any legal purpose without any attribution required.

As long as you follow this simple rule you have access to outstanding photos covering a wide range of topics for business or personal use.

Another highlight of Picjumbo is the information they provide about their photos, which includes the width of the image, the focal length, the shutter speed, and other technical specifications.

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Sahaja Online 2019-08-23
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Here are some guided meditations that can help you along as you start to build your strength.

Online Guided Meditations for the run yoga meditate challenge.

All of the guided meditation exercises below are protected by a creative commons license, meaning they are free to download and distribute non-commercially.

Stillness meditation differs from some other forms of meditation in that it aims to allow the mind to come to rest without relying on structured breathing.

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Alfred Borrow 2019-03-02
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A growing body of research suggests that the virtual world can show you what you are truly capable of.

For instance, one piece of research has found that a player’s real values match their in-game decisions, suggesting that their true personality often gets reflected in a game scenario.

Some of us are fortunate enough to be aware of these kinds of skills and can take advantage of them in real life as well as in the virtual world.

This is a psychological phenomenon characterized by an extreme focus on tasks, an innate sense of joy, matching our skill level with the level of challenge and, interestingly, a total lack of self-consciousness.

In other words, we are so involved in the game scenario that we are reacting more authentically instead of filtering behavior through our perceived social expectations and rules.

At the very least, there should be a way for the persistence, problem-solving skills and motivation of many game players to be transferred to their ordinary working lives.

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Angel Collins 2018-11-09
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So how can clubs help players train their brains as well as their bodies?

This way we can measure the performance of individual players independent of the actions of other players.

TV commentators are always criticizing player actions, saying they should have done something else without any real way of testing the theory.

But our computer model can show just how realistic these suggestions might be.

If a critic says a player should have dribbled instead of passing, our system can look at the alternative outcome, taking into account factors such as how tired the player was at that point in the game.

First, a human can’t keep track of all the events that take place during a match.

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Porter Johnson 2017-02-08
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On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art moved to make all of the public-domain images of artwork in their possession—around 375,000—free for anyone to use under a CC0.

The move to encourage open access to the museum collection is a huge step forward in the open content movement, an initiative that was largely controversial when it first began, but one which is now increasingly the norm.

Here are a few more museums with open content programs that you might not know about.

As bloggers and art connoisseurs across the globe rejoice today and no doubt fall down an image rabbit hole exploring the , we should also remember the Met Museum's forbearers.

As I have regarding the digitization of illustrated papyri, open access and proper licensing can be tricky.

However, the movement has gained momentum in the past few years in large part due to other museums pioneering new attitudes towards image rights.

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Julie Romero 2016-08-31
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How to join the network

James Currier focuses on building businesses with network effects, and he builds those businesses by choosing the right people first.

Currier started as a schoolboy entrepreneur, selling worms to fishermen at six and later selling boxer shorts in college.

After starting his career in venture capital, Currier founded a series of companies and incubators that took advantage of network effects to grow and create defensible value.

He co-founded the social network Tickle in 1999 and grew it through the dot-com ups and downs until it grew its membership to a quarter of the existing internet population before it was sold to Monster.com in 2004.

The value that s created when you hit a network effect is so vast, that that s really what we re all looking for.

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Eric Billiter 2019-01-08
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From today, if you have a free Flickr account that has more than 1,000 photos or videos, you’ll no longer be able to upload any new content unless you upgrade to its paid plan.

And if you don’t upgrade this month, the company will start deleting your content — beginning with the oldest uploads first — until your account meets the new free limit of 1,000 photos or videos.

The move is part of several recent changes to hit the photo-sharing and storage site following its acquisition by SmugMug in April 2018.

Flickr users with more than 1,000 images or videos who don’t want to pay for a $50-a-year (or $7 a month) Pro subscription need to rescue their content before February 5 if they’re storing any of it exclusively on Flickr’s servers.

And with Flickr previously offering a terabyte of free storage, there could be some major downloading sessions in the pipeline for a number of users.

We should point out that anyone with a free Flickr account who uploaded more than 1,000 photos with a Creative Commons license before November 1, 2018, will not have any of it deleted.

Earl Ledet 2017-09-27
img

Image credit: Aleksi Tappura | Unsplash

Finding a high quality stock photo for free used to be quite the chore -- there were very few options available, and the inventory that was available was marginal quality at best.

Currently, Pixabay is the first website I visit when I need a free stock photo.

There are no confusing image licenses to worry about.

You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form -- and this includes for both personal and commercial use.

You are allowed to alter, copy and distribute the images without any credit to Unsplash or the photographer -- although it’s always a nice gesture to give credit where credit is due.

Mattie Wright 2016-09-20

Is Overwatch a good game?

Both games are first person shooters, but what makes one game a modern masterpiece and a beloved staple of its genre, and the other remembered as a punchline at best?

Critically, we might look at anything from visuals to mechanics to the general feel of the game - but that's not good enough for science.

Human factors - the study and practice of designing products, systems, or processes with a view to how humans actually interact with them - researchers Mikki H. Phan and Barbara S. Chaparro of Wichita State University and Joseph R. Keebler of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University collaborated to create the almost paradoxically named GUESS - the Game User Experience Satisfaction Scale.

The scale is designed to help game developers gather quality feedback from playtesting and game evaluations.

At its core though, it seeks to determine whether a game - any game - is objectively good or not.

Milagros Lester 2016-11-01
img

However, professional companies such as Adobe Stock, Shutterstock and iStockphoto, own a huge proportion of the stock photo market and can charge extortionate amounts for a single image.

Luckily there are plenty of resources available, which provide stock photos for free or for the price of attribution.

Attribution is simple, If you include on of these photos on a web page, add text that cites the photographer Photo by John Smith and is sure to include a link to his or her site, if there s one.

Sign up is free and once subscribed, you will be sent a pack of 10 photos each month all linked to a particular category.

The search functionality is more than capable of finding a great image for your business blog or upcoming presentation.

The site is easy to navigate and has search functionality with categories, making it easy to find what your looking for!

Nicholas Patton 2018-07-02
img

Over the weekend, 500px shut down its Marketplace, which was set up in 2014 and allowed members to license their photographs for commercial use through its platform.

And with that, users have also lost the ability to share their work with content creators to remix and use in their own projects under Creative Commons licenses.

The change will affect not only 500px’s community of 13 million users around the world, but also those who relied on the platform for images to purchase directly from photographers, and use publicly licensed ones for free.

Photos will now be available exclusively through Getty Images for most countries, and through VCG in China – and you will no longer be able to search for or download free images on the site.

The company announced its partnership with Getty a month ago, and the shift to licensing exclusively through Getty and VCG went into effect on July 1.

The Verge noted that 500px explained its decision to kill off its CC-licensed image search was driven by the fact that not many people were using it.

Raymond Maxwell 2017-05-25
img

The power of a high quality image is something we can all agree on, after all they do say that a picture is worth 1000 words.

Plus some growth tips on putting the pictures you find to good use, so lets jump in!

If you’re looking for a large selection of high quality free stock images then Pexels may be the place for you.

All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) Licence, so any photo you find can be used personally or commercially for any legal purpose without any attribution required.

As long as you follow this simple rule you have access to outstanding photos covering a wide range of topics for business or personal use.

Another highlight of Picjumbo is the information they provide about their photos, which includes the width of the image, the focal length, the shutter speed, and other technical specifications.

Alfred Borrow 2019-03-02
img

A growing body of research suggests that the virtual world can show you what you are truly capable of.

For instance, one piece of research has found that a player’s real values match their in-game decisions, suggesting that their true personality often gets reflected in a game scenario.

Some of us are fortunate enough to be aware of these kinds of skills and can take advantage of them in real life as well as in the virtual world.

This is a psychological phenomenon characterized by an extreme focus on tasks, an innate sense of joy, matching our skill level with the level of challenge and, interestingly, a total lack of self-consciousness.

In other words, we are so involved in the game scenario that we are reacting more authentically instead of filtering behavior through our perceived social expectations and rules.

At the very least, there should be a way for the persistence, problem-solving skills and motivation of many game players to be transferred to their ordinary working lives.

Porter Johnson 2017-02-08
img

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art moved to make all of the public-domain images of artwork in their possession—around 375,000—free for anyone to use under a CC0.

The move to encourage open access to the museum collection is a huge step forward in the open content movement, an initiative that was largely controversial when it first began, but one which is now increasingly the norm.

Here are a few more museums with open content programs that you might not know about.

As bloggers and art connoisseurs across the globe rejoice today and no doubt fall down an image rabbit hole exploring the , we should also remember the Met Museum's forbearers.

As I have regarding the digitization of illustrated papyri, open access and proper licensing can be tricky.

However, the movement has gained momentum in the past few years in large part due to other museums pioneering new attitudes towards image rights.

Daniel Martin 2017-02-01
img

Unsplash's new social features make it easier than ever to keep up with your favorite photographers while also getting your own work noticed.

Two weeks after incorporating, stock photography platform Unsplash has pushed out its latest update, with a focus on speed and social interactions.

If you re not familiar with Unsplash, it s a stock photography platform that relies on photographers uploading photographs using the Creative Commons Zero CC0 license.

By licensing their respective images using CC0, the photographers effectively put their images in the public domain where they re free for anyone to use for whatever purpose.

The new 5.0 update comes on the heels of a recent milestone — over 1 billion — yes, with a B – total photo views on since it was created back in 2013.

Unsplash has expanded from a small Tumblr blog with only a dozen images on it to a full-fledged platform, complete with APIs and integrated apps.

Robert Sanchez 2017-04-04
img

Sometimes you just look at a photo and think “that would make the perfect header for a millennial-run online store for artisanal, handcrafted goods.” That’s true for basically every photo I could find at Shopify’s new Burst stock photo site, which offers all images it contains completely royalty-free, under the Creative Commons Zero license, which means you can basically do whatever you want with them.

Burst does seem to have content that’s tailored to fairly specific uses and audiences, but it has a fair amount of very high quality, totally free images you can use without having to credit, and which you can also modify.

Artists for individual photos are linked, so you can give them some love if you like, which is probably a good idea if your intent is to get rich using their gorgeous visuals to rope in paying customers.

Basically, Burst is another value-add feature to help lower the bar in terms of what it takes for people to start entirely new businesses selling things online with little or no experience necessary.

The library’s not super deep based on my limited poking (a search for “horse,” for instance, returned no results) but if you stick to keywords you’d expect to see popping up often on aspirational lifestyle Instagram you’re going to find a good amount of options.

The real value here is that these are completely free and unrestricted in terms of how they’re used, and by who.

Loyd Davis 2020-12-28
img

The fruits of web scraping — using code to harvest data and information from websites — are all around us. People build scrapers that can find every Applebee’s on the planet or collect congressional legislation and votes or track fancy watches for sale on fan websites. Businesses use scrapers to manage their online retail inventory and monitor competitors’ prices. Lots of well-known sites use scrapers to do things like track airline ticket prices and job listings. Google is essentially a giant, crawling web scraper. Scrapers are also the tools of watchdogs and journalists, which is why The Markup filed an…

This story continues at The Next Web
Kyle Patterson 2020-12-31
img

While the world is eagerly waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, wearing a mask to help prevent viral transmission has become more or less mandatory globally. Though many people embrace mask wearing and adhere to public health advice, some rebel and argue that wearing a mask has been imposed upon them against their will. With mask wearing and social distancing, it’s down to the individual to decide whether or not to comply, yet what influences compliance isn’t straightforward. Demographic factors such as income level, political affiliation, and gender have all been associated with whether people…

This story continues at The Next Web
Edgar Williams 2018-07-02
img

The social network for photographers, 500px, has closed its community marketplace, and removed the option to distribute photos under a Creative Commons license.

500px gives a couple of reasons for the closure of its stock photo platform, saying it wants to give photographers more options, and admitted that its marketplace "hasn’t performed as well in the stock photography space as hoped".

Instead, the site will sell stock photos via Visual China Group (VCG) in China, and Getty Images in the rest of the world.

It says royalty rates for photographers will stay the same, and they can opt out of global distribution if they want.

500px has partnered with VGC since 2012, and was acquired by the company in February this year.

When it comes to Creative Commons, 500px told The Verge that many of licenses are out of date for photographers.

Sahaja Online 2019-08-23
img

Here are some guided meditations that can help you along as you start to build your strength.

Online Guided Meditations for the run yoga meditate challenge.

All of the guided meditation exercises below are protected by a creative commons license, meaning they are free to download and distribute non-commercially.

Stillness meditation differs from some other forms of meditation in that it aims to allow the mind to come to rest without relying on structured breathing.

Angel Collins 2018-11-09
img

So how can clubs help players train their brains as well as their bodies?

This way we can measure the performance of individual players independent of the actions of other players.

TV commentators are always criticizing player actions, saying they should have done something else without any real way of testing the theory.

But our computer model can show just how realistic these suggestions might be.

If a critic says a player should have dribbled instead of passing, our system can look at the alternative outcome, taking into account factors such as how tired the player was at that point in the game.

First, a human can’t keep track of all the events that take place during a match.

Julie Romero 2016-08-31
img

How to join the network

James Currier focuses on building businesses with network effects, and he builds those businesses by choosing the right people first.

Currier started as a schoolboy entrepreneur, selling worms to fishermen at six and later selling boxer shorts in college.

After starting his career in venture capital, Currier founded a series of companies and incubators that took advantage of network effects to grow and create defensible value.

He co-founded the social network Tickle in 1999 and grew it through the dot-com ups and downs until it grew its membership to a quarter of the existing internet population before it was sold to Monster.com in 2004.

The value that s created when you hit a network effect is so vast, that that s really what we re all looking for.