Flickr Are Douchebags

July 13, 2008

Well, let me explain. This will be quick.
I emailed Flickr in attempt to gain access to my “hidden” photos since I’m back to a free user. I checked my email and here’s their reply:

Hello, Outsanity Photos!

This is an automatically generated copy of a help case reply:

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Hello,

Thank you for contacting Flickr Customer Care.

I’ll be more than glad to assist you.

Since you have a Free account you can only see the latest 200 uploads,
the old ones haven’t been deleted, they have just been hidden until you
upgrade to Pro or make space for old files.

If you want to upgrade to Pro please check this link:

http://www.flickr.com/upgrade/

If you don’t want to upgrade to Pro, you can make copies of the photos
that you do see and save them in your PC. After this you can delete the
latest uploads, and the old ones should come up.

Thank you again for contacting us. If you have any other questions,
please feel free to reply to this email.
Regards,

Ian
Flickr Customer Care

Ummm… maybe I’m missing something but would it had killed Flickr to maybe give me temp PRO for one day? If I wanted to delete my recent photos, why would I bother to even upload them in the first place? I know they need to make money but to push going PRO when you’re asking for help don’t really reflect “customer care” to me.


Zooomr vs. Flickr: Who’s Better To You?

May 24, 2008

I assume everyone knows about Flickr and how it works so, I’ll skip to the meaty chunk, ok?

So, I signed up for another online photo community site called Zooomr (yes, three O’s). Now, i never heard of this site until i noticed Thomas Hawk had uploaded some photos. As usual, I joined it just to see what’s doing.

If you’re used to Flickr, then you’ll quickly adapt to Zooomr.
It’s the same method: upload photos and share them. The do have PRO accounts but compared to Flickr, I like it. Why?

Check-out some of these great Pro-Only features:

* Zipline Complete: Is page 1 just not enough? Zipline Complete gives you the ability to view all of your friend’s Zipline messages.
* Social Stream: Find tons of up-to-date social information from your Photos and Social Circle, all at-a-glance!
* Discover Pro: Want better exposure for your photos, Discover Pro shows the world photos from our Pro Users
* Better Support: While we help everyone as best we can, being a Pro will escalate your issues to the top of our lists.
* Ad-Free Layout: View Zooomr without the advertisements!

Most of the stuff listed here I don’t really mind but, you’re telling me I don’t have to pay for “Unlimited Photo Storage” and “Unlimited Sets/Collections”?
Already, I may switch to Zooomr for my photos.

OH! and Zoomer actually detects my Sony Handycam whereas Flickr only detects my Cybershot.

Sorry Flickr but… Zooomer is my new favorite.



Photos

May 6, 2008

Check out my Flickr page already and tell me what you think.
My example.Sears Tower


FlickrTube

April 15, 2008


So, Flickr now has videos or as they call it “moving pictures“. Seems like a nice idea but nice things can go bad. I explain why I think it’s (possibly) bad.