One problem with that many popular sites out there on the Internet is that of data redundancy. Facebook users who also have a Flickr account had that problem in the past. If they wanted to post photos hosted at Flickr on their Facebook wall they had to either upload the photos a second time or use a third party Facebook plugin to do so. Both not the most elegant solutions to the problem.
Flickr in a recent blog posting announced that they have created an improved way of sharing Flickr photos with friends on Facebook.
All that it takes now is to connect the Facebook and Flickr account to automatically post information about new photos and videos uploaded to the Flickr photo hosting site on Facebook.
Only public images that are rated safe will be posted on Facebook after they have been uploaded to Flickr. Images marked as Friends/Family or Private won't be sent. There is a ten minute delay to give the user enough time to edit the photo before it gets shared.
To connect Flickr and Facebook go to this page and follow the instructions. You are asked to log into your Yahoo account first. The following page is then loaded automatically.
A click on the connect button loads the Facebook page with the Facebook account login prompt. A confirmation message is displayed in the end notifying the user that the two accounts have been linked.
Information about new public photos that are uploaded to Flickr are from that moment on shared on Facebook. The only option to avoid that uploaded photos are shared is to set them to private or friends and family during upload.
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