Via the brilliant Roger Ebert on Twitter, I just saw this article from Gizmodo: “How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet.” It’s a fascinating read about what happened after Yahoo acquired Flickr. (Warning: it contains quite a few curse words. You have been warned.)
Reading it made me wonder how things are going over at the Flickr Commons. Are there are any participants in that who can comment on whether resources seemed to have been pulled from that service? Is it looking like the future is stable? (Remember, you can comment anonymously if you feel you need to.)
And if Flickr isn’t the cool shiny toy it once was (and it certainly is not), are archives moving to something else to share images? Pinterest is addicting, and I love what the Archives of American Art is doing there, but it doesn’t have all the features of Flickr. Is Flickr still the go-to site for archives to share images, or have we moved on to something else? Facebook, perhaps? Or do you use both?