Our Flickr project depicts the lifestyle and environment at Lawrence University. Usually students leave their belongings unattended outside of Andrew Commons trusting that no one will take our stuff. In addition, students frequently prop their doors open assuming it will make it easier for our friends to come in. Our story tells about a student (Jon) who has a disturbing obsession with another student (Me). Our first slide shows Jon outside my window while I am asleep. The next few slides show Jon walking into Hiett and then into my room. Next, it shows the creepy stalker, Jon, standing over my bed while I am sound asleep. Finally, the last slide shows a group of students (Jon, Ariella, and Me) studying inside a meeting room in Hiett where I am oblivious to Jon staring at me as well as his strange fascination with me. Here is the Flickr Project Link.
After we finished taking our photos we posted them onto Flickr. I was really surprised with how easy it was to post all the pictures onto Flickr. Flickr is a good tool for people to insert and share personal and memorable photographs. It is also a good tool for people to interact with each other by tagging people in photos and commenting on them. In one of the readings for our class, Rebecca quotes, “I don't know what tools could make it this easy for other kinds of journalists to assemble a compelling story in pieces, but clearly Flickr has made something possible for photographers that was not possible before.” In addition, many people like to upload their photos to Flickr then share them through Facebook, Twitter, email and blogs.
Overall, I had a lot of fun doing this project. It was pretty easy to do after our group met outside of the Warsch and organized how we were going to prepare and complete our project. We ended up deciding that we were going to do our project on a student that would creep into another student’s room while he was asleep and that we were going to meet later that night to finish the assignment. I think I learned a lot about Flickr and its importance to the internet community. In conclusion, Flickr was an easy and effective way for us to do our project.