Yahoo Killed Flickr

The best and first photo sharing site that came out was Flickr, everyone got on it and it really was a community of it’s own. Innovative and ahead of it’s game, everyone wanted a piece of it and they were courted by the Giants, surprisingly Yahoo got it at the end, I was hoping for Google at the time as they let services develop on their own to a degree, but when Yahoo got them I thought at least thats probably better then Microsoft, but it seems time has proven me very wrong.

I have linked below the excellent Gizmodo article on this matter and this describes it perfectly:

This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way.

Link: Gizmodo

Flickr had so much going for it and it was community driven the first thing that yahoo did that annoyed the hell out of me was that you had to log in with your Yahoo ID to get into Flickr, why couldn’t they just keep it on their own. When Flickr was new it kept on giving us more and more features, and I was hoping when its backed by a big guy like Yahoo they would have the ability to develop cool tools faster ways to use the cool site. They were at the forefront of the mobile photography revolution, now everyone snaps pictures with their phones thanks to Apple’s high quality camera’s in the iPhones, you could see the trend from back then, but Flickr couldn’t take a major advantage of this because of Yahoo. Yahoo paid the founders a good chunk of change but for the company (Flickr) to get any funding from Yahoo they had to achieve milestones and those milestones had nothing to do with developing Flickr and more to do with it integrating into Flickr (Yahoo Login Crap). I couldn’t believe that they still don’t have a decent iOS or Android App for Flickr, they could have easily dominated Instagram, they had the community base going with excellent photographers, Flickr had and still has the social networking tools built into it that can bring it back around but now it feels like Flickr is trying to do what it does best but Yahoo is going down and taking all it’s companies with it. It hasn’t really changed much in the last few years, personally I still love it but I want more out of it. Damn you Yahoo!

Same story with Delicious, Yahoo bought them out and years later they were killed off, a simple cool site that Yahoo smothered.

GIVE: Blogger to Community!

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There are ideas which bring light into people’s lives and this one brings happiness into children affected by cancer. Q8Rain has been working with NBK Hospital and KACCH to help children who are going through cancer and chemotherapy. The idea is simple to bring them toys in a party once a month, they are looking for a combination of 70 Gifts for them. The idea is simple how to make their lives easier and happier, and that is a fantastic idea. This is getting a lot of support from the blogger community and friends and family, and I for one hope to participate in it.

For more details check out Q8Rain’s Blog

Link: Q8Rain

Community – The DJ Steve Porter Remix!

I LOVE THIS VIDEO! SENOR CHANG IS AWESOME! I swear this show is just insane! And this video encompasses the awesomness of the show in just 1 minute and 57 seconds. I seriously can’t get enough of this song, and these guys rapping is great and funny when your reading the translation. The show’s characters are fantastic but Troy, Abed, and Senor Chang are just off the charts.

Community – Hilarious

This show is by far one of the funniest shows of 2010, its hilarious, you can episodes again and again and still bust out laughing. Jeff Winger is a lawyer with a phony college degree, when he was found out he had his license revoked and had to attend college, so he went to Greendale Community College to get his bachelors degree. He has never studied for anything before, usually charming and bluffing his way through everything. Now the group that came together for spanish class and started studying together with a group, because Jeff liked a hot girl blonde girl named Britta. Somehow this group of odd people came together to study Spanish for an insane professor. Signor Chang, the Chinese Man who teaches Spanish in Greendale and is also insane, is one of the funniest characters on the show. The storyline of each episode is fantastic and is not related to the other except on a few items. Each episode is fantastic and I love Abid, he is supposed to be an Arab with a controlling father, but since he is an odd person he refers to each situation as a scene from a movie or tv show and can disect the people in front of him, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) calls him the terrorist at odd moments. Pierce is the most sexist and racist character I have seen in a long time and I love it! A great shot, hilarious, I couldn’t stop laughing and believe some the things they do, genius scripts, I can’t wait for next season.

Link: TV

Summer Shows

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There is a lot of good TV for the summer to enjoy, and with this dusty weather I’m spending more time indoors then outdoors. At different times I’m watching different shows, sometimes comedy, sometimes action, there is never a lack of choice for shows to watch. Some shows are so good that I fly through five or six episodes in one sitting.

The Shows:

  • Community – One of the unexpectedly funny shows, the characters are hilarious
  • Justified – A US Marshall dishing out justice as it needs, Timothy Olyphant as the Cowboy US Marshall, pretty good action packed show
  • Burn Notice – Finishing up Season 3, and Season 4 has started up
  • Lie To Me – It started back up again and its even better then before, more daring and unpredictable

Shows to Download

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For a while now I have been a bit busy not being able to keep up with all the shows but as of a day ago I decided to go through the list that has been piling up. I really don’t like not having a complete show to enjoy or having part of it if I like the show. Some are completing and some shows are new additions like Community and Justified. Just the right shows for the summer but 24 I’m going to watch one shot in 24 hours with no disturbances in 10 days.

The List:

  • 24 – Season 8 – Planning on watching one shot over the next weekend, I couldn’t watch it week to week the first few episodes were insane and this is said to be the best season yet
  • Supernatural – Season 5 – Starting it back up again since the season finished heard its a great season
  • Community – Season 1 – A new comedy that people keep telling me about, a guy going back to community college and some insane people to deal with
  • Justified – Season 1 – A new cowboy detective show who’s actions speak a lot louder then any words, looks pretty good
  • Strike Back – 6 Part BBC Army/Special Forces Drama/Action looks pretty good