Blogger’s Guide to Creative Commons: In Pictures

Bloggers are inevitably obsessed with the topic of creative commons, and if they aren’t yet, they will be soon. Why? Well, if you have ever seen the cost of subscriptions for stock photo sights, you wouldn’t have to ask that question. They are expensive, often offer nothing special and in general don’t cut it for most casual bloggers that don’t want to spend cash on what is essentially a place for their thoughts.

Using public domain or CC licensed content is the perfect way around that. You can use photos and videos as you like, not worrying about the cost or being sued for copyright. Which is ever bloggers wost nightmare, thanks to the many horror stories we are subjected to on the web. [Read more…]

Google Launches Street View Tech With Museums


Google’s Street View tech has made finding new places easier while supplying us with a steady stream of knowledge and expanding our urban barriers. Today, Google took the next step in location exploration by launching its streetview tech for museums.

The site, Google Art Project is exactly what you would expect from Google streetview but in a museum.

Eighteen months in the making, Google says it’s worked with 17 art museums including, Altes Nationalgalerie, The Freer Gallery of Art Smithsonian, National Gallery (London), The Frick Collection, Gemäldegalerie, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Museo Reina Sofia, Museo Thyseen – Bornemisza, Museum Kampa, Palace of Versailles, Rijksmuseum, The State Hermitage Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, Tate, Uffizi and Van Gogh Museum.

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How Important Is Your Blogging Topic?

More often than not, when we LOVE something or someone, there is more than one reason why. Take ice cream as an example. Is it the creamy consistency? The sweetness? A specific flavor? Every person you ask is likely to have a different answer.

Now let’s apply the same question to blogging. Here’s what I would like to know… [Read more…]