Flickr Bites the Weenie
You know what?Â Flickr can BITE ME!Â I joined the stupid site under duress, after hearing EVERYONE sing it’s praises.
“Flickr is so cool!” “Flickr is so easy!”Â “Flickr is so FUN!”
You know what I have to say?Â All of my friends that like this site are CRAZY.Â For the first week, I was fine with the site.Â Then, I discovered the truth – the site is only cool/easy/fun if you’ll pay for it.Â Call me a cheap jerk, but I fail to see why I should pay for a service I can get for FREE on a million other sites.Â So, I stuck with just using the free service, and gave up on organizing my photos into albums, or setting the order in which they appear.Â I figured that using Flickr was still easier than emailing pictures to friends – they could just download them from Flickr, and everything would be fine.Â But THEN I discovered that there were other problems with not paying for Flickr.Â Namely, they delete your pictures.
I got an email from DDD this morning, asking “Where are the pictures from when you won the fantasy football championship?!?!?!?!?! I can’t find them on Flickr and I NEED THEM!!!!”Â So, I logged into Flickr to see what the deal was… and they’re gone.Â In fact, all but my last 200 photos are GONE.Â The tags are even gone!Â I did not receive ANY notification of this – no warning that I was approaching some limit, or that my pictures would not be on my page anymore.Â So you know what?
Flickr and I are DONE.Â I’m going back to Snapfish to make albums, and will use the FABULOUS Picasa to keep emailing out photos.Â Google – hurry up and start competing with Flickr!
In other, non-pissed-off news, I’m going back to California until the 17th, so I won’t be around here to entertain you.Â So… have a great week!Â See you later!
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