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heather March 4, 2009
Welcome to the Flickr Clock Group.
If you'd like to see your video displayed, don't forget to add the appropriate Machine Tag to your video!

Group Description



Flickr Clock is an ongoing project that will collect member video and display it according to the (approximate) time that it was taken. As more members participate, we’ll have the opportunity to experience what a moment in time looks like from a diversity of perspectives.

Help us build a clock that celebrates the Flickrverse -- in how, despite our borders or geography, we're very much the same and uniquely different.



The Flickr Clock functionally and interface was developed for us by the fine folks at Stamen.
Please check out their site for other innovative projects that they've developed.

Video? What are you looking for?
Please feel free to share video that you feel captures a "real" moment in time where you are. Think long photo. For the purposes of Flickr Clock, video uploaded to Flickr that is a slideshow, animation, computer generated imagery, etc., isn't appropriate and will be removed from the Flickr Clock group.

How can I share my video on the Flickr Clock?
The first step is to add it to this group. You can share up to 3 "safe" videos a day.

Tell the Clock what time your video was shot
It's important that you add a Machine Tag to your video so that the clock will know where to display it. The clock displays videos within 24 1 hour chunks. Please add a Machine Tag that's closest to the time that you shot the video. The syntax for the Clock is as follows:

time:hour=1AM
time:hour=2AM
time:hour=3AM
time:hour=4AM
....
time:hour=9PM
time:hour=10PM
time:hour=11PM
time:hour=12AM

What's a Machine Tag?
There's more about Machine Tags in this FAQ.

I've changed my mind and I don't want my video displayed on the clock
Simply remove your video from the group and it will not longer be displayed in the Flickr Clock.


Additional Info

  • Members can post 3 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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