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I have just learned that Alamy puts picture needs on Twitter. I have too many reasons already for putting off getting images ready and doing my keywording. I don't want to start following Twitter. Please put picture needs on the Forum or the Blog.

 

Paulette

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I find the Picture Needs part on Twitter really useful at times. For instance they just altered us to the fact there is a shortage of pics of Lava Lamps, yet its searched a lot. I just don't see how a contributor can find out where gaps are in the market without being alerted to it. 

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For those who already spend a lot of time on Twitter it is probably convenient, but I imagine there are a lot of people like me that will never use it enough for it to be a reliable means of communication. Please post Alamy image needs on the forums.

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Alamy has a Twitter feed at the bottom of forum's main page: http://discussion.alamy.com/ - so contributors can check there for possible picture needs.
(Right now, the dearth of lava lamp photos is one of the *two posts on display.)

However, since picture needs could be particularly relevant to forum members, it would be well worth having an ongoing archive/compilation of those posts easily accessible here.
Great suggestion, Paulette.

*Edited to add: I didn't realize until now that you can scroll down that twitter feed to see later posts!

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I always go to the Alamy blog page before coming to the forum so I think picture needs should be on the blog.

 

Allan (not a user of twitter or facebook)

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It's probably worth noting that It's nearly always the Alamy News team that tweet picture needs based on trends/events or weather changes. The only picture need I've seen from Alamy Content Team was for Lava Lamps lol 

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Personally, I'd like to see more picture needs posted, wherever that might happen to be. At the moment, they are fairly few and far between.

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It's probably worth noting that It's nearly always the Alamy News team that tweet picture needs based on trends/events or weather changes. The only picture need I've seen from Alamy Content Team was for Lava Lamps lol 

 

I received an email with three Creative picture requests earlier this week. It was a bit of a surprise since I don't have any Creative images with Alamy. The email notes it was sent out because I'm a registered Alamy contributor. Even so, it seems like a step in the right direction. I'd definitely like to see some reportage/archival requests.

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It's a good point - we'll look to post more picture needs across the forum although Twitter will always be best because it is instant. Picture needs archived on a forum will quickly become outdated. 

 

Cheers

 

Alamy

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^^ "Twitter will always be best because it is instant."

 

- and can be forgotten about/lost in the Twitter swamp just as instantly!

 

"Picture needs archived on a forum will quickly become outdated."

 

- and older, dated, 'needs' can therefore be referenced as subjects not in current demand.

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