@erutan I think wall of images is indicative of a broader failure. It’s flashy, but slow, and real functionality is buried in the weirdest places. Ex: I use CC-licensed images all the time, and getting to the full-sized image is a pain. // @johngordon
@erutan Their desire to catch up with the shiny newcomers made them forget what made flickr special. Wall of images = shock and awe. Seems to work, but over time, not so much. You can’t let competitors dictate the essence of your product. // @johngordon
@kdfrawg It really is sad. I find that the people who enjoy asking questions, who always want there to be more questions to grapple with, are outnumbered by those who find inquiry disquieting and dangerous. // @la@mikehoss@erutan@crimsonsky76
@johngordon I just sold off the last of my YHOO (we’re talking bubblegum money here, but I did gain about 50% so I can’t complain). Continuing UX problems with flickr convinced me the empress has no clothes.
@crimsonsky76 It may be in part that it’s easier to give in to insecurities rather than continuously update and recalibrate your understanding of the world. I can see some of my age cohort (I’m 46) starting to give up on inquiry. // @erutan@mikehoss@la
@la The bit that is weird for me is how easily people can be manipulated by fear as they get older, as if fears they suppressed or somehow avoided when they were younger are now able to take the high ground in their minds. // @mikehoss