How Yahoo Killed Flickr

It’s crazy to think that Flickr is almost 10 years old. I’ve been a paying customer since 2005. I fell completely in love with the service and religiously took pictures every weekend and uploaded them Monday morning to keep track of my social life. I’ve been less active on my Flickr account and this article does a good job on explaining why Flickr went from the catalyst of the Web 2.0 phenomenon to an afterthought.

While I still have my account, I don’t post to it as often. Anything that does get posted is usually through Instagram. I’ll keep my account as long as Flickr is useful and relevant but who knows how long that will be. It’s a shame to think of what Flickr could have been given the right vision and leadership.


Posted on May 15, 2012