Where would you like to see our photos? (A digital conundrum you may be able to help us with…)

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Model balloon made by the Museum Collective from White Night 2011
Model balloon made by the Museum Collective from White Night 2011

At the Royal Pavilion and Museums, we produce a lot of photographs. Scanned images of historic photographs, pictures of events and activities, photos of objects in our collections. They attract a lot of interest…. but where should we best put them?

We have a presence on several social media sites, and all of these can host photographs. But where would you prefer to browse through and share photos? Here are some of the possibilities:

  • Flickr¬†is our main platform for our general photographs. But is it appealing to a general audience?
  • Facebook is the largest photo site on the web, with over 200 million photos uploaded every month. But our following on Facebook is much lower than our Twitter following.
  • Google+ presents photographs very well, but it still has a relatively small following.
  • Our Image Store is used for images from our fine art and photographic collections, and is more popular than our Flickr pages. ¬†Should we use this for more of our images?
  • Pinterest is presently the hot new thing, and we have set up an account. But does it have a big enough audience to act as our main place to host photographs?

I would be very interested to know what you find to be the easiest place to browse through and share photos. Let me know with the poll below:

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Kevin Bacon
Digital Development Officer

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