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DP Review: Flickr ownership changes hands as Verizon acquires Yahoo.

Sit and wait.

Later: Ruh-roh. Via WSJ, “Verizon is building a portfolio of online content and aiming to monetize it via advertising.” Maybe we want to get the hell off Yahoo!, just to save our sanity (and inboxes).

07/25/16 • 08:16 AM • EconomicsPhotography • (5) Comments


Verizon is the absolute worst for these things. I have no doubt they will wring out anything of value remaining in Yahoo while running it into the ground.

I was already in the process of leaving Flickr since they closed their desktop uploader to all but premium customers after luring us in with a terabyte of “free” storage.

I’m going back to hard drives under mattresses. hmmm

Posted by Will on 07/25/16 at 09:52 AM

Even Tumblr is now pushing no-control audio at viewers. Horrible what the internet’s turning into.

Time to go back to mailing each other postal cards.

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 07/25/16 at 10:26 AM

It definitely is up to all of us to fight it everywhere we can (though our options seem to be shrinking all the time). “Business” these days seems to mean “buying the means to shout at people until they find a new way to ignore you.”

Posted by Will on 07/25/16 at 12:05 PM

Back when Flickr was yanking us all around again (2 years ago?) I signed up for an Ipernity account:


They included a tool to grab your photos from Flickr. Too bad they never really took off, none of my contacts or groups migrated so my account has been stagnating since… It’s a pretty decent clone of Flickr, or at least the good parts from what I can tell.

Posted by Curtis on 07/26/16 at 01:23 PM

I’ll check it. Thanks!

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 07/26/16 at 07:01 PM


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