The New Flickr in: “TIME MAGAZINE”, USA – TECH (21/05/2013), “Why Does President Obama and the White House official Flickr page now look like a Justin Bieber social media fan page?”

“As a “Pro” member (paying customer) of Flickr since August 2006, I have uploaded nearly 9000 images. With the decision by Yahoo CEO Mayer and her technical staff to change the overall format of Flickr, without either notifying in advance her several of millions of international “Pro” paying customers; nor having used a Beta-prototype before hand to get positive customer feedback. Prior, to the sudden un-announced drastic changes, I would highly recommended Flickr for & encouraged anyone wanting to present their photographic work (novice to highly professional) online. Likewise, even President Obama and the White House have an official Flickr page. But, currently after Yahoo CEO Mayer’s now changes to Flickr, both the White House & as well as the Library of Congress official Flickr page(s) looks as if it was made by some love sick teenage girl in an attempt at a hasty and cluttered Justin Bieber’s social media fan page. Likewise, in the new format CEO Mayer, now my work on Flickr in the ‘field of archaeology in Rome and the international media’, is beyond absolutely useless. Now I have to check and download nearly 9000 images from my Flickr account so I can transfer it to another very professional photographic online archival & collection website, in order for all of it to be presented in a systematic and educational format for the international readers. As angry as I am I wonder Ms. Mayer how many other United States Governmental, and other international Governmental Agencies, Universities, and Academic institution will also be having to transfer their work to others online collections? This is considering no one’s ‘Professional’ work now on the new Flickr wants to be mistaken for a Justin Bieber social media fan page?”

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The New Flickr in: “TIME MAGAZINE”, USA – TECH (21/05/2013), comment posted by Martin G. Conde, Washington DC, USA.

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“THE WHITE HOUSE – The official [Flickr] photostream of the White House. These official White House photographs are being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photographs. The photographs may not be used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. February 2009 [to present].”

The White House – Profile | Flickr Washington, D.C., USA.


UPDATE – Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer apologizes on Twitter for “misstatement” about professional photographers and Flickr, (May 22nd 2013), by Dan Havlik posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 3:36 PM EDT


rif. Nuove Flickr –

“Martin…Questo vuol dire che non sarai più presente a flickr (ammesso che si riesca a farlo funzionare)? Non ho avuto molto tempo a disposizione, ma qualche piccolo progresso sto cominciando a farlo. Vedremo, se proprio deciderai di lasciare definitivamente flickr ti seguirò sul tuo nuovo link. Saluti [amico a]“,  Roma, Italia (22/05/2013).