Flickr has been transformed. It’s the end of the site as we knew it. I’d like to move my stuff elsewhere. If there is anywhere…
Flickr is now aiming at casual photographers: traditionally, the standard of photography on Flickr has been high. A mix of amateur and professionals use the site. This was because the personal photostream looked like a blog. Just like using Tumblr, you felt that your stuff looked beautiful.
That’s no longer the case. All the photos are clumped together in a ‘Google Photos’ style mash up. Presumably Yahoo know what they are doing, and it’s a deliberate move. They want Flickr to stop being so prissy. They want casual uploaders to dump a ton of mobile pictures on there. This in turn fuels their new Android App.
But it will put off all the people that take themselves and their blogs way too seriously: like me