Posts filed under “flickr”

USA Today on Flickr Commons

Amy and I are briefly mentioned in this USA Today story by Rebecca Kaplan on the Flickr Commons, for our restaging of the LOC lipstick photo. The article doesn’t have the photos themselves but I left a comment with a link, and of course you can see them right here:

Flickr Video

First Flickr video, shot with the 6120c: I got first wind of Flickr’s impending launch of video from TechCrunch’s Twitter stream and puppet show announcement (followed by more puppet buzz from Flickr themselves). Matt confirmed to me that he had indeed been in on the private beta, shortly before Flickr announced it officially. When I […]

A Request to Flickr

Hey, Flickr! I went and merged my Flickr login with my Yahoo account. It was seamless and hitch-free, even after closing my browser and reopening it to make sure the Flickr cookie was persistent between sessions. There. I’m happy. Okay? Are you happy? Good. I did it for you. Now you have to do something […]

Flickr-Yahoo Login: The Deadline Approaches

It came from Flickr this morning: Dear Old Skool Account-Holding Flickr Member, On March 15th we’ll be discontinuing the old email-based Flickr sign in system. From that point on, everyone will have to use a Yahoo! ID to sign in to Flickr. So Flickr has gone ahead and made Yahoo logins mandatory effective March 15th, […]

Tempering my YahooFlickr Cynicism

I come across as fairly cynical in my brief history of Yahoo acquisitions with regard to Flickr’s prospects for brand survival. On consideration, however, $24.95/year is still a great price for unlimited image storage, 2GB upload bandwidth per month, and an excellent dynamic interface to upload, organize, and share photos. So long as (1) the […]

A Brief History of Yahoo Acquisitions

You know what really bothers me about the whole Yahoo-Flickr deal? Take a look at each of these sites: RocketMail eGroups Geocities OddPost Overture Inktomi Launch ViaWeb (note that they didn’t even bother renewing the domain) Broadcast.com GamesDomain DotMusic Simplenet.net All of them were bought by Yahoo sometime between the late 1990s and early 2000s. […]

Flickr and Yahoo Logins Merging

Flickr is merging logins with Yahoo. That makes me quite sad and dejected, not because of the convenience of having one less login and password to deal with, but because someone else got “brownpau” on Yahoo long before me, and whoever it is has not answered my polite requests and offers of financial recompense for […]