If M$ buys Yahoo/Flickr

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rhomsy, May 3, 2008.

  1. rhomsy macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2007
    If M$ bus Yahoo, then I fear the M$ blight will swallow up Flickr. Just look at what happened to hotmail after it was acquired by M$. It's become an Outhouse web clone.

    Are some of you guys planning on migrating away from Flickr if M$ buys Yahoo!? If so, where do we go?
  2. ghostguts macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2008
    Flickr isn't going anywhere. Stop worrying. Go take some photos.
  3. termina3 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2007
    Go to SmugMug, if you're that worried. They've tried to get things pretty seamless for flickr émigrés.
  4. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I'm paid w/ Flickr through 2009, so I figure I'll have a pretty good idea whether MS decides to ruin it before the time comes to renew.

    I'm a bit concerned that MS will start tieing in a bunch of stuff with iView/Expressions Media, so that some features will only work with that software. But I can't imagine that actually working, since it's not like they've got any significant user marketshare to leverage in this case. So I guess it's just wait and see...

    BTW I am guessing you (the OP) are a free Flickr user, not a paid member? It'd help if you'd clarify, because there are plenty of paid alternatives.
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  6. jbernie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Nothing more to worry about.... they called off the bid so no transaction will occur.

    Now we can wait and see if the shareholders sue them for not accepting.
  7. disdat macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2005
    New England USA
    Just in case, create an account over at ipernity. Very flickr-like.

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