Back in March, as some may well remember, I complained that I felt Yahoo could be killing Flickr with their advertising policy, with slow connections and so on. I am one of those who enjoys going through Flickr, seeking out photographs, even using Creative Commons images from Flickr on this site. Slow is what I do not need. Slowness caused by trying to connect to another server to show me ‘relevant’ advertising is something I really do not need.
Well, it looks as if things have taken a turn for the better. A major update on Flickr has not only sped up the process, but also brought a whole new look – which is relative in the Internet – to several major pages. Photographs are now laid out in a much better, clearer manner and, something which impresses me no end when it comes to commercial sites, the advertising which had slowed down pages such as Explore has vanished.
Photo Source: Kazuhisa Otsubo – Creative Commons
It is fair to say, in my opinion at least, that Flickr has once again become a pleasure to use. Oh, but there is one small point: having a pop-up window tell me about the changes to Flickr every single time I log in is going over board. I’ve seen, I’ve appreciated, technology is far enough advanced that you should know this, Yahoo. Otherwise, carry on, all is good!
Love & Kisses, Viki.