Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Posting Photos to Facebook - are you doing it?

Question #1: Are you on Facebook?

If so, you have probably looked at what seems like thousands of photos people are posting to there in albums or as part of their Facebook News Feed or Wall.

Jackie at Orange Beach.

To me, it's a great way of sharing with my relatives and friends. Plus, it is a great backup, along with Flickr, which I also like a lot, plus my online backup for the moment, MyotherDrive. I would not suggest MyOtherDrive to anyone because they don't get back to you right away if you have a problem. They used to, but just not right now. I would suggest Flickr, it is free up to a certain storage size, and you can look at LOTS of other people's photos there in an organized, fun way.

The new Facebook settings let you decide whether to share your photos with nobody, just a few people, only your friends, or everyone. I like this. But I still won't put anything on there I don't want the whole world looking at, since that is the way of the internet. What you put out there is out there forever, in some form or another.

Anyway, I have been posted a few photos a day this week, and I think it is generating some interest and makes my Facebook days more fun.

A little tech hint: I have noticed that photos I see on Facebook may not download like some I see on the 'net. The way around this for me (and I use a Mac) is hitting Control/Command-Shift-4, which lets me take a screen shot of whatever photo I like and customize the size too. I'm not sure of the commands for non-Mac folk. (If you know, please comment to let me know too - thanks.)

The photo here was just scanned and put on Facebook this week. It's one of my favorites.

Do you have photos out there, either on Facebook, Flickr, or another site you would like to share? Send your link over as a comment so I can go check it out.

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