Monday, 19 March 2007

Flickr Gets Yahoo-thanised

As of March 15th, Flickr users now have to get a Yahoo ID to sign-in. I wish these transitions weren't so bloody painful. The problems when Rogers became Rogers Yahoo was unbelievable from a users point of view and to some extent you have to wonder at the overall value to the companies that force these type of transitions. After all, with such stiff competition in the user generated content business, early passionate users to Flickr are likely going to be so annoyed that the cost/benefit doesn't seem to make sense.

It's the conflict of business goals and customer goals. The more things change the more they stay the same, even in the digital world.


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