Flickr alternatives for foreigners?
January 6, 2010 6:55 AM Subscribe
Are there better alternatives to flickr for sharing photos with a large group of international people? I'm trying to come up with an easy way to have access from the US to people's photos from abroad -- particularly the Mid East, Philippines, South Africa, and Argentina -- without having to e-mail multiple attachments or send photo CDs through the mail.
posted by thebazilist to computers & internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work at a non-profit that has fellows and staffmembers abroad, with large concentrations in the Mid East, the Philippines, South Africa, and Argentina.
We have trouble getting them to send us their new photos. Part of it is apathy or laziness on their part -- they have the digital photos but they just don't bother to send us the e-mail -- and part of it is technical -- many don't have high-speed internet and it's hard to send multiple high-quality attachments.
I'm thinking that if we encouraged them to open flickr accounts and upload their high-quality photos there, then we could download them from here. But I know that, for example, flickr does not have Arabic language support (although maybe with Yahoo-ownership, this will change?).
Are there more-popular flickr equivalents abroad? I really want something that is easy/pleasurable for them to use. So if there's something that all their other Jordanian friends and colleagues are on, they'd be more likely to start using it.