Posts filed under “yahoo”

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 […]

Yahoo Pipes

Yahoo Pipes is a potentially interesting concept: a metadata mixer which you program via a drag-and-drop “flowchart” GUI, with little pipes to connect the boxes. Now, I say “potentially” because the concept is great, but the execution is still a bit buggy, especially where Flickr-based content and Content Analysis operators are concerned. Pipes are slow, […]

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) GamesDomain DotMusic 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 […]


Dear whoever registered “brownpau” on Yahoo in 1998: Can I have the name? You don’t seem to be using it anyway. Before 360 launches, ideally? Pretty please?


Taking a PR cue from GoogleBlog, Yahoo launches YSearchBlog. Their sidebar links the GoogleBlog, too, although the YSearchBlog itself runs on Movable Type 2.661. I remain fairly annoyed at Yahoo for allowing their search engine to be overrun with links to machine-generated prank pages, most of which have disappeared, though a stray “wasarrested” or “isshitty” […]