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Is Flickr dead?

You never hear about it anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1905/28/2019

It had a hot ass but it couldn’t live forever.

by Anonymousreply 104/11/2019

It’s my go-to site for gay porn these days.

by Anonymousreply 204/11/2019

SmugMug bought it and burned all the free accounts with more than 1K photos.

by Anonymousreply 304/11/2019

Would would you like to talk about what Flickr meant to you OP?

by Anonymousreply 404/11/2019

Instagram and Google Photos killed its mojo. Just another thing that Yahoo horribly mismanaged.

by Anonymousreply 504/11/2019

Facebook isn't going anywhere and you can store unlimited amounts of photos on it. To pay for photo hosting is insane.

by Anonymousreply 604/11/2019

I thought Marissa Meyer drove it into the ground.

by Anonymousreply 704/11/2019

What R6 said.

by Anonymousreply 804/11/2019

r6 nailed it, plus this way the gaping maw of Facebook can absorb even more of humanity's image hoard, facially recognizing every face and monetizing every glance -- no one is a stranger any more

by Anonymousreply 904/11/2019

[quote]SmugMug bought it and burned all the free accounts with more than 1K photos.

The precedent set by this action is just terrible. There's a reason some of us like physical copies of things. If you don't have possession, you don't actually own anything. And, fuck Facebook. Facebook owns everything you post on it. I hope it does disappear.

by Anonymousreply 1004/11/2019

Flickr was king for photo-hosting from about the mid-2000s to 2010. They had a nice run, I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 1104/11/2019

I just feel bad for the people who put their pictures there and then had this corporation change the rules and erase their memories from existence for profit. Why would anyone ever trust any service like this again?

by Anonymousreply 1204/11/2019

Flickr will soon start deleting photos — and massive chunks of internet history

by Anonymousreply 1304/14/2019

R13, that's crazy.

by Anonymousreply 1404/14/2019

Are there any lawsuits? I'm sure they hid something in the fine print that they own everything and can do whatever they want with it whenever they feel like it but that kind of bullshit is being fought now through lawsuits. I'd think the fact that it was sold first might complicate that, too. And, how fucking horrible a name is SmugMug? Who would put 'smug' in their company name? Assholes who would delete everyone's photos, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 1504/14/2019

So I finally checked to see what happened to my 4000+ photos now that there is a 1000 photo limit for free accounts and discovered that since they were all open to Creative Common, none were deleted.

Many commercial sites depend on Creative Common and used the photos on their pages, so they made a big fuss and SmugMug decided to leave those photos alone.

by Anonymousreply 1605/28/2019

SmugMug

by Anonymousreply 1705/28/2019

Luckily I keep numerous backups of my photography, so when SmugMug took over and got rid of free accounts, I pulled enough photos to get my account under 1k. What a stupid move though, especially after Yahoo had already run it into the ground.

by Anonymousreply 1805/28/2019

I was fortunate because I happened to see a tweet from one of the hundreds of accounts I follow on Twitter that warned of the impending Deletion and gave easy instructions on how to request a zip file from Flickr containing full res copies of all my photos before the big wipeout. But it was just total chance that I was warned in time, I'm sure 99% of people with old Flickr accounts had no idea. I also went through some other ppls accounts page by page and downloaded some of their older photos that I wanted to save before they were wiped away. It's a damned shame. I too had essentially abandoned Flickr but I think they could have saved the site with some new features and upgrades-- instead they sat back and watched as Instalame took over (and now Facebook owns Insta so it's just as corrupted and evil as FB).

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