Campus News

UK Ready for its Close-up on Flickr

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 19, 2010) − You were meant to be in pictures, and so was the University of Kentucky. To make showcasing these images easier, UK recently launched two new Flickr accounts for sharing images of the university community with the world. And now, the university is calling on you to share your true blue pride by adding pictures or video of how you are celebrating March Madness and rooting on our Cats and Hoops teams on the University of Kentucky Official Flickr page.

UK has two accounts on the popular social media application. The University of Kentucky photostream consists of official photos of the campus and university events. The University of Kentucky Official Group page is a pool for photographs celebrating UK submitted by students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and fans of the university.

With the recent launch of the group page, UK is asking the public to share pictures of tournament games and Big Blue Nation's beloved fans. To submit photos or video, individuals need only to have a free Flickr account. To add a picture or video, join the group and then select add something and follow the directions to upload pictures. The group page can be found at: Submitted photos and videos to the group page can also showcase other aspects of UK – university people, places, things or events. The page is meant to highlight the many parts of UK that the campus community and fans love about the university.

On the University of Kentucky photostream page, more than 50 images from this semester have been posted thus far. This page's images are searchable by sets based on the event or topic with which the photo is associated. Viewers with Flickr accounts are invited to tag and comment on these photos. To see photos on UK's Flickr photostream, go to:

Viewers do not need a Flickr account to look at the images on either UK Flickr account page.

Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application that was set up to help people make their content available to the people that matter to them and to enable new ways of organizing photos and video.