On a lark I did a Google search for “virtualwolf”, and once I got past the first handful of pages (links to main things like my Twitter, Flickr, etc.) I was fascinated to discover just how many of my photos were being used in news articles and the like. I’ve always obsessively tagged my photos so they’re pretty easy to search, but a couple of years ago I went and changed the licensing on most of them to the Creative Commons “ShareAlike” license. The thought process was mostly, I’m never going to earn any money from my photography and have no desire to anyway, so why not! Flickr has the ability to search for images with specific licenses, so I suspect that contributed a lot as well.
There’s quite the range of subjects—
- Smart Toys and the Endangered Solitude of Childhood
- The day of the beached shark
- Dave Eggers Wants To Help Low-Income Students Discover Their Dream Schools
- 10 Stunning Facts About Stingrays
- The search for a British swimmer missing in Australia has been called off
- What Halloween Decorators Know About Spiders (Oddly, a Lot!)
- International Towers Transforming Sydney’s Barangaroo Area
- Reprimand Police Officer for Allegedly Neglecting German Shepherd
- Word Nerd: Paneer, cottage cheese, and the vocabulary of diversity
- 4 great ways to boost your home’s security
- Town of Caledonia Considers Auto Salvage Yard on River Road
- The Science Show: Rainbow lorikeets (featuring Lily!)
It’s pretty gratifying, really.