Lunchtime Links: Flickr’s Makeover Roomier in More Ways Than One

Does your association use Flickr for event coverage? Everything you need to know about the network’s redesign. Also: Look back at your association's accomplishments to reevaluate what's working and what isn't.

If your association relies on Flickr for conference coverage, listen up. Flickr just got prettier than ever, thanks to tech giant Yahoo.

What your association needs to know about Flickr’s makeover, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links:

Our audience is here, we just have to continue to make our case in new and better ways.

Visually intoxicating: Yahoo has been making headlines lately as it seeks to rejoin the ranks of the industry’s giants, particularly with its acquisition of the popular blogging platform Tumblr. But it also redesigned its photo-sharing network, Flickr, transforming it into a beautiful stream of high-resolution images. All Flickr users now get ample space for full-resolution photos and videos. However, Yahoo’s new Flickr has some sad news for Flickr Pro users. According to Mashable, Pro accounts are no longer for sale. Existing members can choose between keeping their accounts, which include unlimited space and an ad-free experience, or migrating their accounts to free Flickr accounts. Do you think the redesign will change your usage of the network? Share your thoughts in the comments.

The importance of looking back: How often do you recap your association’s accomplishments? Taking a moment to look back at your performance gives you and your team opportunities to reassess your process. “It would be an opportunity to evaluate how long projects were taking, how I could use my time in the week ahead, and ultimately, it would leave me with the energy I needed to make room—both in my schedule and my heart—for new initiatives that otherwise would have seemed like just more items on an endless to-do list,” Vanessa Merit Nornberg, founder of jewelry company Metal Mafia, writes on

Gen X wants continuing education: According to a study by the University of Michigan, Generation Xers are looking for a nonlinear approach when it comes to education and professional experience. About 32 percent of employed Gen Xers work in jobs that require licensing, and 16 percent work in jobs that demand continuing education and certification.”Our audience is here, we just have to continue to make our case in new and better ways. Real learning happens in the presence of strong relationships – isn’t that what we say we are all about?,” writes Shelly Alcorn, CAE. ” If we don’t remain seriously focused on professional development and career assistance, there are others waiting in the wings who want to put us out of business.”

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Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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