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"Geofences are special locations that deserve their own geo privacy settings. Simply draw a circle on a map, choose a geo privacy setting for that area, and you’re done. Existing photos in that location are updated with your new setting, and any time you geotag a photo in that area, it gets that setting too."
This link recently saved by nik.silver on August 25, 2011
"Flickr is somewhat unique in that it uses a code repository with no branches; everything is checked into head, and head is pushed to production several times a day. This works well for bug fixes that we want to go out immediately, but presents a problem when we’re working on a new feature that takes several months to complete. How do we solve that problem? With flags and flippers!"
This link recently saved by nik.silver on May 29, 2011
Flickr now more forgiving about deletions... "*NEW* 90 day delay in erasing content after an account is deleted: We’ve now instituted a 90 day delay in deleting the content, including the photos, metadata, comments, and all the bits of an account, after it’s deleted."
This link recently saved by nik.silver on February 03, 2011
"Yahoo’s Flickr may have another PR nightmare on their hands. IT architect and Flickr user Mirco Wilhelm couldn’t log on to his 5-year old account yesterday, and when he asked the Flickr team about this issue they flat out told him they had accidentally flushed his entire account, and the 4,000 photos that were in it, straight down the drain." Urgh.
This link recently saved by nik.silver on December 27, 2010
A summary of the answer to the question "Why did Flickr miss the mobile photo opportunity that Instagram and picplz are pursuing?", by Kellan Elliott-McCrea, former architect at Flickr. Plus "Would Flickr have been more innovative since their acquisition if it had been Google that acquired them?" answered by Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield. "[We] fell into the trap of thinking like an incumbent".
This link recently saved by nik.silver on December 19, 2010
"Why did the web services group at Yahoo fail after acquiring Flickr, Delicious, Upcoming, MyBlogLog and others? These acquisions were supposed to re-vitalize Yahoo. Lots of smart people and a solid acquisition streak. Why did it end up having such little impact?" Good answers at Quora.
This link recently saved by nik.silver on December 17, 2010
"I just finished reading your demoralizing letter regarding recent layoffs at Yahoo over at All Things Digital. Although I’m only a Yahoo user, not an employee, I am a heavy user of your Flickr product — a product that I’ve enjoyed and loved for many years now. As such, I watch how Yahoo is run with keen interest, mostly because I’m worried about how your corporate leadership will affect that site which I love so much." (Sigh) It's so easy from the outside.
This link recently saved by nik.silver on February 22, 2010
"Several times a week I get an emails like, “Can you explain how Flickr does XYZ? I’m hoping there is a nice packaged solution for this.” [but] We generally try do the dumbest thing that will work first. And that’s usually as far as we get."
This link recently saved by nik.silver on November 12, 2009