Day 24: Getting a Creative Commons license easy as 123

English: Three “Layers” Of Creative Commons Li...

English: Three “Layers” Of Creative Commons Licenses Русский: Трия “слоя” лицензий Creative Commons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Creative commons or CC license is similar to a copyright. The chief difference being you allow others to share your work. Basically they aught to cite you. You have the option of allowing derivatives (edited, or your work is added to someone else’s). You also have the ability to set that they can share it if they share similar things too. And you can set if it can be used commercially or not. Basically, it protects your work and you choose limits on how it can be used.

Getting a creative commons license is very simple and there are a couple ways to it quickly. The easiest option is to use a platform that automatically licenses it for you (a list is available here). The second way requires minimal effort. The slightly more effort route as going to the creativecommons.org site and register. Don’t worry though, its free! Many argue that the internet’s basic structure was meant for sharing, and i tend to agree. But if your work is important to you, its a good idea to keep your bases covered.

Are you happy with your current CC situation? Do you know of any other platforms that give you a CC license? Or another way of getting the CC license?
I hope this post helped if you were looking into it!

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Day 23: How to make a social networking button

You can easily make your own buttons and code it in to your blog. Since i am on wordpress, Java script is a no-no. So this post outlines how to put up social networking buttons in HTML friendly language. The same process applies to stitching in a regular linked button as well!

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Instagram in a nutshell

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30 DOC Day1: Make an instagram

To facilitate sharing photos my main task was to set up an Instagram account. I it did a little earlier but havent posted about it until now. I know this isn’t exactly a friday theme, but I had no ideas what to do with “Friday”. Maybe Rebecca Black is hipster?

Instagram

Instagram is a service/social networking site now owned by Facebook. Its kind of like twitter but with photos. You can take a photo and do some minor editing (adding a color filter with an optional frame & one of two blurs). It’s very simple. Just sign up, load the app into your iPhone or Android, and snap away! The commenting system allows you to #tag and point or comment to a @person’s user name. There are artists that post their #sketches, #art, #drawings and other sorts of topics you can think of.

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English: A collage of an image modified with 16 different Instagram filters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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