Does it worry you that Flickr is owned by Yahoo?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by RebelTasha, May 20, 2008.

  1. RebelTasha

    RebelTasha TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    383
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I mean that is a lot of time and effort to upload, make sets, contacts.. etc etc.. and money for a pro account..
    What is happening in the world of Yahoo right now? Are they stable?
     
  2. JimmyO

    JimmyO TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I dont know. It was kinda of a pain to make a yahoo account then flickr account, i much rather would have rather not done that.
     
  3. EricBrian

    EricBrian TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It does worry me because I wonder what will happen to it should Microsoft take over all or parts of Yahoo.
     
  4. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,088
    Likes Received:
    3,756
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I thought that deal was off now (either Yahoo decided to to be bought or Yahoo decied not to sell - one or the other)
     
  5. EricBrian

    EricBrian TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    They are in talks again.
     
  6. Alfred D.

    Alfred D. TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    0
    You could also apply that money toward a proper backup system/strategy of your own which would make you immune to either (or any) web company's antics, roller coaster rides, or misfortune.
    And use a FREE hosting service like weebly.com to display your images to the world.

    Imo the choice is between being dependent and being independent. Between charting your own course, or letting 'them' take you by the hand to where they want you to go. To relieve you of your dollars.
     
  7. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,088
    Likes Received:
    3,756
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Translation _ Microsoft are going to throw even more money at Flickr

    personally I think that Microsoft would be under pressure not to "ruin" flickr considering that many (if not the majority) of professional photographers are using the site for uploading and are paying for the service - so there is pressure there for Microsoft to play safe.
    Personally I think that they are just trying to get Googles market to try and stem the free stuff that google gives away by offering thier own products (with small fees ;))
     
  8. *Mike*

    *Mike* TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I tend to think of flickr as just a place to play... So, I'm not too invested in whatever happens to it. :eek:)
     
  9. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,713
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It's a fast moving digital world. If microsoft changes the terms of service, jump ship. It's not like you owe them anything, and it's not like $25 is a very large investment.

    Can't take longer than a weekend to re-upload your images elsewhere.
     
  10. davebmck

    davebmck TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Waxhaw, NC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I already had a yahoo account and it only took me about a minute to setup the Flicker account, so no big deal there. I only set up the account so I could have a place for people to look at my stuff when I wanted that. Personally, I don't trust any internet site enough to store anything valuable there.

    As far as Microsoft is concerned, they are not creative enough to design new applications for themselves so they look for the best applications others have developed and buy them. It is not their practice to degrade the applications they acquire. They are more likely to put money in it.
     
  11. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,088
    Likes Received:
    3,756
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    true that $25 is not much - but add up all the members of Flickr who pay and I bet its a nice big number - chances are that if the boat is shaken someone will start raising the banners and trying for a class action (think that is the right terminology).

    Still you are right that they could all jumpship to photobuck or imageshack - but its not just photouploading - its blogs and websites that suddenly all breaks and need to be changed to work as well
     
  12. Mystwalker

    Mystwalker TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    544
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If you currently have a "Pro" account with flickr.com, and Microsoft (whoever) buys Yahoo/flickr, I think your original contract with flickr will still apply.

    There may be some loophole, but I bet the result will still be someone owes you a photo site of some kind.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

flickr ownedvby yahoo

,

randerson07@yahoo.com