Tagging your photos on Flickr July 17, 2008Posted by Raul in blogosphere, random thoughts.
Tags: Flickr, photo tagging
At the beginning of our IRL (in real life) friendship, Rebecca and I had a really long conversation about how much of a pet peeve we had with people who don’t tag their photos on Flickr. I am now making a really big effort of tagging my photos appropriately. One of the issues I often have is to find exactly what tag to use.
Many of my friends’ tags I know already. For example, for Rebecca I often use miss604 and also, her full name (although I recognize that often I use rebeccabollwitt instead of “Rebecca Bollwitt”). For Tanya, same thing. It’s easy to tag with ‘netchick’. For David Drucker, I tag ‘loudmurmurs. For Corinna, I tag ‘gusgreeper’ although when I take photos of both Adam and Corinna, I tag “TheCarlsons”. For Gus, I tag “GusF” although I guess I could use gusdigital.
The problem that sometimes arises is when people don’t actually have aliases. For example, Monica Hamburg uses her full name on Twitter and her blog. I do tag her photos monicahamburg. Same with Ianiv and Arieanna (using their full names). But I kind of prefer when I have an alias to associate the photo with (e.g. John Bollwitt and audihertz, John Biehler and retrocactus, Derek Miller with penmachine, Airdrie with talkingtoair or myself and hummingbird604).
So if you have any particular preference on how you’d like me to tag any photos I take of you, this is your chance to tell me 🙂 And, the question is … does it bother you when people don’t tag properly? How do you tag your photos?