Flickr is a website for sharing photos and videos. Besides being a popular website for sharing personal photos, it is also often used by professional photographers.
The site allows both a public and private storage. As a military official user, loading images on the site can determine the identified pictures to posts and put them in some folders in order to be tagged. (Tagging is a practice of associating freely chosen keywords to an object in order to later retrieve these objects. The tagging is thus a form of classification.)
The pictures upload by SHAPE PAO can be seen by everyone, forming a very large database of photos sorted by category. By default, other users can leave comments on any image they have the right to see and sometimes can add keywords to image.
Flickr allows SHAPE users to categorize the pictures of the SACEUR's trips and others major events concerning NATO and other military related areas. By associating them with keywords (or tags), these can then be used for targeted research, for example by location or subject especially for key word tag names such as SACEUR, NATO, SHAPE, MILITARY, etc.
An additional option is to participate in specific thematic groups, which exist by the thousands. It is then easy to search within groups or visually move from one photo to another.
The interface continuously displays what groups belong to an image, and the tags associated with them.
Flickr is useful for NATO SHAPE PAO as a service for storing and sharing images.
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