Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Implosion of flickr

Flickr has gone from the preeminent photo sharing site to being optimized for the cell phone snapshot, mobile crowd. Disgusting.

The whole site redesign is engineered to favor mobile devices and mobile users at the expense of desktop users, power users and professionals. The “free” 1TB of storage is cool, but if anyone thinks that comes without a heavy advertising price tag, they are deluding themselves.

The mobile crowd has shown themselves to be easily distracted and always searching for the next big, shiny thing. flickr has delivered to them.

What’s ironic about that is in a few weeks or months at best, the crowd they’ve worked so hard to attract, will be bored and move on to the next thing. Leaving flickr in the hands of the people who’ve been there all along.

Except now, those people, aren’t happy, and have mostly ceased to care.

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