Yesterday I mentioned how Google+ is far superior for interaction. It seems that I missed a thread on Metafilter titled “Flickring Out” where similar thoughts were brought up. Among the more interesting points, things to not forget:
- Thomas Hawk doesn’t exist. He’s really Andrew Petersen, a San-Francisco-based stockbroker (direct link).
- The overall consensus of Hawk isn’t terribly positive. Similar to my own. I do find it interesting that people criticize his work, when in my mind it is very much subjective.
- A link (from here) to the most important page on Flickr. Yes indeed: the contacts page is indeed quite a mess. This ties in to my complaints about comments.
- There is a definite feeling that Yahoo has killed Flickr. Flickr, after their previous layoffs, has definitely lost their key supporters.
- There is a feeling that the quality of photographers has dropped. I believe they are heading for 500px and similar sites, where they are taken more seriously.
- I get a feeling that Flickr has become a commodity to Yahoo. They are turning into the Budweiser of photo-sharing sites.
- There are multiple complaints from people that their comments/contacts have dropped off. I have noticed the same.