Ah, Flickr. I remember using that – before Yahoo forced its broken yahoo account rubbish on users before we could login. Man, those were some frustrating times. Almost Vodafone support line frustrating. And as obnoxious as when Ebay drove us away by demanding a third cut through PayPay if we ever used it to sell anything.
Anyway, there’s an excellent article on Gizmodo on How Yahoo Killed Flickr. A tale of a corporate behemoth buying a successful business and incompetently driving its users away because it didn’t understand what the business actually was. A salutory lesson that I don’t think the next people who should learn it will pay any attention to whatsoever.
Still, a good read.