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The inevitable officially happened. CNET reported Verizon officially inhales Yahoo.

It has already spit out Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s former CEO of five years. What more victims lie ahead? I worry most about one particular entity.

Yahoo owned Flicker. Flicker houses Creative Commons (CC) licensed photos. ImageCodr searches Flickr for these photos and provides HTML-based CC attributions for them.

ImageCodr is my go-to resource for CC images, much more so than any other search engine including Google. Its deep database and excellent attribution are top notch. If I need to illustrate the sharing and use of CC, I highlight ImageCodr as a practical tool.

The Flickr images have been added to the huge CC pool by professionals and amateurs alike. Will this community-based resource persist? If so, Yahoo! Will an effort “for the people, by the people” be swallowed up by corporate greed? If so, so not Yahoo!

Yesterday an RSS feed from a Facebook page reminded me of a famous quote by Alvin Toffler.

The quote was embedded in an image that did not reveal its licence. I used Tineye to do a reverse image search but was unable to find free-to-use alternatives.

So I turned to my usual source of CC-licensed images, ImageCodr. It did not disappoint.

The image I embedded here is not as nice as the one in the Facebook feed. Why did I use it?

  • I have already learnt an important 21st century literacy skill of attributing my online sources. I have also learnt more than one way to find usable images.
  • I chose not to go with the aesthetically more pleasing version because I have unlearnt the need to only impress with visuals.
  • I will relearn how to attribute as the standards of practice evolve.

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