Bad News from Flickr

I used to pay for extra space to use the photo archives on Flickr.com. A few years back they offered unlimited space for free. I loved that. Who wouldn’t?

Now Flickr is changing the rules and charging $49/year for accounts with more than 1,000 images or videos. I just don’t want to pay for something I have been getting for free for years. Who would?

Yahoo owns Flickr and I figure they make enough money, though that’s not based on my evaluation of their ledgers. We’ve got till January to move or delete images and I think that’s what I’ll do.

Microsoft, Shutterfly, Google and Facebook all have free photo archive space. I’m sure there are other services that also do. It’s just that it will take a lot of time to move these files. I have many on my computer or on an external hard drive. It’s a chore to get all these files organized though.

Ah, technology. You get us used to a service and then when we’ve made you integral to our lives, you pull the rug out from under us.

N.B. Microsoft charges now.

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