The photo service that was once poised to rule the world has become an afterthought, writes Mat Honan at Gizmodo: Sharing pictures on the web is now what Facebook and Instagram are for. Honan blames Yahoo, which acquired Flickr in 2005 and stifled innovation. Yahoo didn’t realize that Flickr was more than a place where people could store images. It was a community—and the beginning of social networking. Now that once bustling community “feels like an exurban neighborhood rocked by a housing crisis.” What do you think?
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