Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Searching for creative commons content

The number of searches has sharply risen this week, thanks to a blog post by Cameron Parkins on creativecommons.org describing Behold's mission of finding high quality images that can be freely used. He rightly points out the importance of online resources such as Flickr: "Flickr is not only inspiring in terms of the sheer amount of photos available, but even more so in terms for its ability to allow interesting and innovative resources, such as Behold, to be built." I could not agree more. It is the openness of sites like Flickr that makes Behold's job possible. It is encouraging that Behold's approach to image search has found resonance within the Creative Commons community.

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