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Hi Flickr User,
In two weeks, Flickr will remove the option to sign in with a Facebook or Google account. Instead, you will need to sign in using a Yahoo account. To create your Yahoo account click "get started" below.
We want to make this transition as easy as possible. If you have any questions, please check out our Help Articles or come see us in the Help Forum. We appreciate your understanding during this transition. Thank you for being a part of the Flickr community!
Though the notice gives no justification for this move, the motivation is obvious enough — people love Gmail and Facebook but are largely ambiguous about Yahoo! which probably results in a weakened userbase in a situation where people are able to fully use their services without having an account. However, a cursory search of the Flickr blog on the topic does not yield obvious results.The move also increases the likelihood that users will then go on to make use of other Yahoo! "services."
I guess it's not enough to undermine open content licensing, now you're going to wall your garden.
What alternative to Flickr are you presently using and what alternatives do you think deserve more attention than this aging also-ran?"
Two men were arrested Monday on felony reckless endangerment charges after the NYPD said the two flew their drone "very close" to a law enforcement chopper, causing the police helicopter to take evasive maneuvers. Air traffic control recordings suggest that only happened after the chopper pilot decided to chase the drone."
When dealing with an enemy like a government, one cannot assume that its resources are necessarily limited within the scope of the conflict so long as one is within the jurisdiction of that government. And when dealing with any but a "rogue" state in 2014, one cannot assume that simply leaving a border will necessarily provide a buffer, as nice as that might be. I'm pretty sure Ed Snowden will eventually get sold for something more valuable to Putin than egg in Obama's face.
And it is no longer just the playground of conspiracy theorists and lunatic fringe anarchists like myself to be at odds with the government. Since they have decided to violate the very documents which they all swear to on more massive scales than any other hypocrite in the history of the continent, I believe that the government has made itself the enemy of the American people, who I would prefer to no longer associate myself with, but again, simply leaving America would not put me far enough away from her.
You know, I'm sure the WSJ did not fucking say that, because for all the money they make they at least spend some of it on a decent spell-check or even, gasp, a human editor. I mean holy motherfuck. Here I am combing the streets, looking for work. You're making hundreds, maybe thousands. maybe even tens of thousands of dollars per hour from the traffic on this site. You can't even spell capture? I mean, in google-chrome-stable it shows me even in this box right here when a word supposedly mis-spelled, though often it's just saying that it's not a word in the dictionary, such as motherfuck. Motherfucker, though, that passes.
And don't bother blaming the submitter since this part came after his quotation section. You fucking douche bags. Get it together. I don't care about beta; it's your site. But as a thinking person I'm offended that your hacker mentality has not permeated over into the literate part of your fucking brain: never stop improving, motherfucker. I wouldn't be half as good at writing code now if it weren't for the self-criticism and absolute discipline that my early days as a fiction writer instilled in me.
You fucking turd, seriously. When do we get to start rating the actual posts? Or is this whole feedback thing just a marketing technique for you, totally out of tune with Rob Malda's vision?