Last night, I got a ::insert sarcasm:: oh so friendly email from “The Flickreenos,” telling me that since I’m an “Old Skool Account-Holding Flickr Member” member of the Flickr community, that I now must move my account over to a Yahoo account.
I don’t know if you’ve ever read this blog before, but I tend to dispise Yahoo. Google is my preference when it comes to searching, email, calendar, docs, spreadsheets, notebooks, chat, video, start page, and more. I don’t use Yahoo one bit. Not for anything. Was I glad for the Flickr team when they got purchased by Yahoo, ehh not really. I don’t like Yahoo, never have.
I do love Flickr though. It’s awesome. I even created a successful website “empire” around Flickr, which I later sold for quite a large sum. I even PAY for the Flickr service. Flickr’s announcement also will involve limiting contacts to 3000 (to “improve system performance”), I have to start asking popular Flickr users, to not delete me? I thought Flickr was all about social networking!
There seems to be quite a large number of folks pissed about this. Thomas Hawk chronicles a number of the complainst posted on Flickr’s forums.
I will NOT be changing my account over to a Yahoo one anytime soon. The cut off is March 15th, and if there isn’t some sort of alternative offered, I will have to reconsider my personal choice in online photo hosting. I currently have an account on Zooomr, of which Thomas Hawk is the CEO. Looks like, I’m not going to be the only one moving my photos over there.