Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

Mat Honan takes a look at how Yahoo destroyed “almost certainly the best” photo sharing site:

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.

I like Flickr a lot, but it used to be better.