Discussion: How Yahoo Ruined Flickr...and Lost the Internet

By David Schonauer   Wednesday May 16, 2012

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?

Read the whole story at GIZMODO.


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