This was going to be another random Flickr trawl post, right up until last night when I got home from class. that's when I discovered the new user "interface" on Flickr. I'll admit it, I'm a late adopter. I always have been. I started using Flickr after Yahoo bought them. I have no idea what the "good old days" were like. But I do know that once I figured out how to reverse the previous round of upgrades, I did. I like looking at thumbnails. It allows me to surf through images faster. I don't really need to see images that are all strung together. This current round of upgrades marginalizes everything I liked about Flickr. Besides, if you just bought Tumblr for $1.1 BILLION why do you need to make Flickr look just the same? And there seems no way to convert back. While the terabyte of free space is nice I just upgraded to a pro account recently. So that makes that $25 semi-wasted. The Lego community seems to feel the same. I guess only time will tell if things stay the same or we go back to the way things were before. Just in case, does anyone know of a hosting site that looks like Flickr used to?
Here's a few articles for your reading enjoyment. Here's an article on how Yahoo screwed up Flickr. Here's an article on the upgrades to Flickr and the differences between them and the other main photo sites. Another article on the Flickr Pro accounts. Even The Brothers Brick don't know what to think.