Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

I’m also ok with using Yahoo!

February 1, 2007

I’m seeing people flip out all over since the Flickr team notified those of us that have been members since “the beginning” that we’d need to merge our Flickr accounts with our Yahoo! accounts.

I guess some people are seeing this as a “big brother” type move or something but I just don’t see what all the fuss is about. Flickr, or more specifically Ludicorp, was bought by Yahoo!. If you do not want Yahoo! to have your information, you should have left Flickr the day you heard that (and even then it’d have been too late). Why do people care that Yahoo! has their information? Are they really that naive to think that Yahoo! didn’t already have it?

I agree with Anil and John on this one.

I kind of have more to say about this but I’m deciding to simply state that I do not agree with the backlashers. I think we can all let this issue die now and if you are one of the people that does not like this move – I suggest you close your Flickr account.

[tags]flickr, yahoo!, ludicorp, login, anil dash, john gruber, daring fireball[/tags]