This post was originally published on andrewphelps.com, Jan. 12, 2011.
Every time thereâ€™s a snowstorm, WBUR asks ours readers/listeners to submit photos on Flickr â€” and then we grumble when hardly anyone participates. I think I finally figured out what weâ€™ve been doing wrong.
Flickr is the wrong place for this kind of engagement. Most people donâ€™t carry around cameras while going about their daily lives. And even those who do might not take the time to download, edit, and then upload to Flickr till several hours later.