‘How Yahoo killed Flickr and lost the Internet’

Mat Honan for Gizmodo:

This is the story of a wonderful idea. Something that had never been done before, a moment of change that shaped the Internet we know today. This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way.

And thus begins and impressively long and detailed accounting of photo sharing service Flickr’s rise and fall. As a long-time Flickr user, I’ve been really disappointed with how Yahoo has mismanaged it. It’s great to see Mat Honan deconstruct the situation and explain it for exactly what it is.