I tried out DuckDuckGo today, and of course one of the things you’ll often use to test a search engine is to search for your own name / online nick for a little bit of egosurfing, and I was surprised just how widely some of my photos from Flickr are used. Most of my images on Flickr are available for use under a Creative Commons attribution licence.
A few of my photos I found widely spread were:
I found this one at:
This image of my laptop turned up at, among other places:
The above image of my old Blackberry was used in a presentation someone gave on teaching keyboard skills to children, too.
This image of the pier in Rossport, Co Mayo (which I also uploaded to the excellent Geograph project) is currently used on the Wikipedia article on Rossport, along with the related Kilcommon and Sruwaddacon Bay entries.
Interesting to see how widely humble pictures can spread :)