I’ve been debating for a while whether to sign up for a Flickr account. I love looking at all the gorgeous SL pics.
Today I decided, “What the hell?” and went to sign up for Flickr. I mean, I already have 7 emails, a Twitter, a Google+, an ASN account, and a blog – what’s adding one more account? So I be-bop my way over to Flickr and hit ‘sign up.’
I am immediately confronted with a Yahoo! sign in page.
Wha . . . . . ???
I hit the back button, thinking I’d been redirected to the wrong place.
Turns out Yahoo! owns Flickr. I don’t like Yahoo. Much as I would like to see all the pretty pictures, my loathing at having to use Yahoo overrides that wish. I already have several email accounts, I don’t want another one. I foolishly assumed I could use my gmail account (or any email account I chose) to sign up for Flickr. But, alas, that is not the case.
And so, I bid Flickr a disappointed adieu. (Just FYI – there was apparently a huge ‘to-do’ when Yahoo acquired Flickr, redesigned the layout, and then implemented the changes with no notice to its users.)
I think I’ll go check out DeviantArt. 😀