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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

March 21, 2005

Well that didn't last long

Yahoo buys Flickr - and before it's even out of Beta. It's still the way to make a fortune, innit? Show off your programming skills, get acquired. It's already been interesting to note how Flickr changes as it gets bigger and bigger (and I'm making no claims about getting on the ground floor) - the feeling of a wide "flickr" community has vanished, for me, and you get a sense of lots of little "flickrette" communities, doing their things without that sense of mass participation.

And quite right too. The last thing you want is a bunch of veterans who moan about the newbies and their dumb FAQs - always the worst feature of any so-called "community" web location. Anyone new feels like an interloper and soon gives up. Flickr should just grow and grow until the veterans are buried and forgotten.


In other news, John from macvspc.info wrote to suggest Batchmod to fix my little OS X permissions problem, which it duly did, thank you very much.


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