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By Troy mcCullough and Troy mcCullough,Sun Columnist | June 24, 2007
The Iranian Flickr group celebrated an unlikely anniversary last week. The group, made up of photo enthusiasts who post their images on the immensely popular Yahoo-owned photo sharing site, gathered in Tehran to mark one year of existence. Flickr is composed of thousands of groups, and real-world "meetups," as they're called, are common, but not in Iran, where the site is blocked by the government. The group's one-year anniversary meetup and the 16,000 photos that members have managed to post online despite their government's restrictions are testaments to the members' enthusiasm for photography and their ingenuity in bypassing official censors.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2012
After a day of online outrage, the photo-sharing service Instagram has publicly responded to the torrent of complaints about its new terms of service agreement. In short Instagram says: You're confused; we don't want to sell those sepia-colored photos of your cat. From Instagram's blog :  Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we'd like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram. Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation.
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By From staff and Sun news services | February 17, 2009
Smartphone for preschoolers: * LeapFrog is planning to sell a BlackBerry-like device for tots this summer. The Text and Learn PDA will retail for $20 to $30 and allow children to feel like big kids in a multitasking world. It was recently introduced at a London toy fair. The PDA has a full, grown-up keyboard, a calendar (for learning dates, not making appointments), and games and functions to help with letters, spelling, phonics and basic computer skills. It's geared toward preschoolers.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2012
While many average users of Instagram are taking a wait-and-see approach after widespread complaints about its new privacy policy, a few Baltimore photographers are already pulling the plug on the popular photo-sharing service.  The changes go into effect in mid-January, the most contentious point being Instagram's ability to sell users' photos without informing or paying them. But local freelance photographer J.M. Giordano wasn't taking any chances. He canceled his account and moved over to a rival service, Flickr, Tuesday.  Photographer Ryan Stevenson -- who goes by RaRa professionally -- was still on an assignment when he heard about the changes, but he was planning on giving Instagram the heave-ho when he gothome, calling the move "just evil.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | March 27, 2012
NASA successfully launched five rockets early this morning after nearly two weeks of delays, and here's what it looked like in case you missed it. The rockets released chemical tracers that allow scientists to study patterns of the jet stream. The launch took place at 4:58 a.m. from the Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia portion of the Delmarva. To see more images of the launch, visit the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's page on Flickr .
NEWS
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,[SUN REPORTER] | November 26, 2006
Anyone with Internet access can inspect the gewgaws adorning Jeanne Griffen's refrigerator on the photo-sharing site Flickr.com. There are images of Griffen as a child and at her wedding, a discount coupon, a Nightmare Before Christmas marble magnet and three postcards by illustrator Mister Reusch. Also affixed to the fridge are a note to her husband -- "Shut Door Tight" -- and the couple's work schedules: typical kitchen bricolage. A self-described "average woman," Griffen sends photos often to Flickr and posts stories about cat Lola and husband Phillip on her popular Honey Bunny blog.
BUSINESS
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2012
After a day of online outrage, the photo-sharing service Instagram has publicly responded to the torrent of complaints about its new terms of service agreement. In short Instagram says: You're confused; we don't want to sell those sepia-colored photos of your cat. From Instagram's blog :  Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we'd like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram. Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation.
TRAVEL
By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN | September 13, 2009
It's been a busy summer and in less than 10 days, fall takes over with foliage tours, wine trails and scenic hikes. Here's a quick wrap up and a look ahead to autumn: JetBlue lands at BWI. Last Wednesday marked the beginning of the airfare wars for the Baltimore-to-Boston route. Three major low-cost carriers are now battling for your buck. If you visit Boston often, then you're in luck. Round-trip fares from BWI to Boston have dropped as low as $39. (Last week, JetBlue ran a one-day sale with midweek flights $9 each way.)
NEWS
By TROY MCCULLOUGH and TROY MCCULLOUGH,SUN COLUMNIST | July 9, 2006
Sometimes it's hard not to be entertained by other people's calamities. Such was the case recently when a member of the group blog Ask MetaFilter announced that he had run afoul of the law. Ask MetaFilter, which I've written about before, is as simple a blog as they come: People post honest questions, and any of the site's 30,000 members can attempt an honest answer. Questions vary from the routine to the downright bizarre. But a question posed a few weeks ago by a member who goes by the name Cedar seemed to enter new territory for the normally civic-minded site.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,meredith.cohn@baltsun.com | May 16, 2009
Most people looking at the Baltimore street scene see only the wasted, litter-strewn space where rowhouses or other buildings used to be. But some see opportunities to hang a tightrope, build a skate ramp or plant a tree. One person imagines towering waterfalls in the summer - and glaciers in the winter. They have posted their sometimes outrageous ideas on a new Web site launched by the city to spark conversation about unused urban space. Called the Baltimore Infill Survey, the Flickr page has caught the attention of artists, architects and other creative-minded people - more than 50 of them - who have ideas about how to make the spots useful, productive and, especially, green.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | March 27, 2012
NASA successfully launched five rockets early this morning after nearly two weeks of delays, and here's what it looked like in case you missed it. The rockets released chemical tracers that allow scientists to study patterns of the jet stream. The launch took place at 4:58 a.m. from the Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia portion of the Delmarva. To see more images of the launch, visit the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's page on Flickr .
TRAVEL
By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN | September 13, 2009
It's been a busy summer and in less than 10 days, fall takes over with foliage tours, wine trails and scenic hikes. Here's a quick wrap up and a look ahead to autumn: JetBlue lands at BWI. Last Wednesday marked the beginning of the airfare wars for the Baltimore-to-Boston route. Three major low-cost carriers are now battling for your buck. If you visit Boston often, then you're in luck. Round-trip fares from BWI to Boston have dropped as low as $39. (Last week, JetBlue ran a one-day sale with midweek flights $9 each way.)
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,meredith.cohn@baltsun.com | May 16, 2009
Most people looking at the Baltimore street scene see only the wasted, litter-strewn space where rowhouses or other buildings used to be. But some see opportunities to hang a tightrope, build a skate ramp or plant a tree. One person imagines towering waterfalls in the summer - and glaciers in the winter. They have posted their sometimes outrageous ideas on a new Web site launched by the city to spark conversation about unused urban space. Called the Baltimore Infill Survey, the Flickr page has caught the attention of artists, architects and other creative-minded people - more than 50 of them - who have ideas about how to make the spots useful, productive and, especially, green.
NEWS
By From staff and Sun news services | February 17, 2009
Smartphone for preschoolers: * LeapFrog is planning to sell a BlackBerry-like device for tots this summer. The Text and Learn PDA will retail for $20 to $30 and allow children to feel like big kids in a multitasking world. It was recently introduced at a London toy fair. The PDA has a full, grown-up keyboard, a calendar (for learning dates, not making appointments), and games and functions to help with letters, spelling, phonics and basic computer skills. It's geared toward preschoolers.
NEWS
By Troy mcCullough and Troy mcCullough,Sun Columnist | June 24, 2007
The Iranian Flickr group celebrated an unlikely anniversary last week. The group, made up of photo enthusiasts who post their images on the immensely popular Yahoo-owned photo sharing site, gathered in Tehran to mark one year of existence. Flickr is composed of thousands of groups, and real-world "meetups," as they're called, are common, but not in Iran, where the site is blocked by the government. The group's one-year anniversary meetup and the 16,000 photos that members have managed to post online despite their government's restrictions are testaments to the members' enthusiasm for photography and their ingenuity in bypassing official censors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [ALLIE SEMENZA] | June 7, 2007
What's the point? -- Always felt you've had a knack for putting outfits together? Or do you just like to admire other people's creative style? Wardrobe Remix, a community on the photo-hosting site Flickr, was created for everyday people to share their original outfits. Though most outfits posted are of the hipster variety, Wardrobe Remix is a good place to pick up style tips - as long as you avoid the few outfits posted that are, how shall we say it, not exactly fashion friendly. What to look for --Under each photo, most people also list where they bought each piece of the outfit.
NEWS
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2012
While many average users of Instagram are taking a wait-and-see approach after widespread complaints about its new privacy policy, a few Baltimore photographers are already pulling the plug on the popular photo-sharing service.  The changes go into effect in mid-January, the most contentious point being Instagram's ability to sell users' photos without informing or paying them. But local freelance photographer J.M. Giordano wasn't taking any chances. He canceled his account and moved over to a rival service, Flickr, Tuesday.  Photographer Ryan Stevenson -- who goes by RaRa professionally -- was still on an assignment when he heard about the changes, but he was planning on giving Instagram the heave-ho when he gothome, calling the move "just evil.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [ALLIE SEMENZA] | June 7, 2007
What's the point? -- Always felt you've had a knack for putting outfits together? Or do you just like to admire other people's creative style? Wardrobe Remix, a community on the photo-hosting site Flickr, was created for everyday people to share their original outfits. Though most outfits posted are of the hipster variety, Wardrobe Remix is a good place to pick up style tips - as long as you avoid the few outfits posted that are, how shall we say it, not exactly fashion friendly. What to look for --Under each photo, most people also list where they bought each piece of the outfit.
NEWS
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,[SUN REPORTER] | November 26, 2006
Anyone with Internet access can inspect the gewgaws adorning Jeanne Griffen's refrigerator on the photo-sharing site Flickr.com. There are images of Griffen as a child and at her wedding, a discount coupon, a Nightmare Before Christmas marble magnet and three postcards by illustrator Mister Reusch. Also affixed to the fridge are a note to her husband -- "Shut Door Tight" -- and the couple's work schedules: typical kitchen bricolage. A self-described "average woman," Griffen sends photos often to Flickr and posts stories about cat Lola and husband Phillip on her popular Honey Bunny blog.
NEWS
By TROY MCCULLOUGH and TROY MCCULLOUGH,SUN COLUMNIST | July 9, 2006
Sometimes it's hard not to be entertained by other people's calamities. Such was the case recently when a member of the group blog Ask MetaFilter announced that he had run afoul of the law. Ask MetaFilter, which I've written about before, is as simple a blog as they come: People post honest questions, and any of the site's 30,000 members can attempt an honest answer. Questions vary from the routine to the downright bizarre. But a question posed a few weeks ago by a member who goes by the name Cedar seemed to enter new territory for the normally civic-minded site.
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