Mashable ran a story earlier today about Life (a Time company) and Getty Images joining forces to create Life.com. The site is not live yet, but when it does go live it will host all of the imagery that Life is famous for publishing. If you visit Life.com now, you can sign up to receive an email alert when the site goes live.
Life.com seems like it will be similar to Flickr’s Commons collection of images from the Library of Congress.
Applications for Education
If Life.com is as good as Flickr’s Commons collection, Social Studies teachers around the world will have access to a great free resource. I often use the images found in Flickr’s Commons collection to start conversations about events and topics in US History.