Flickr revamped with a new layout. Bold, strong. Everything shouts loudness when you visit the site.
I have been a Flickr Pro user since 2005, and I can probably tell you the ins and outs of Flickr, and how to manipulate it.
While I love the new interface, I also hate it. The code is just rubbish, the site loads sluggishly and a whooping amount of RAM.
Then there is the CEO Marissa Mayer who bans telecommuting in Yahoo! just because she can build her own nursery in her office.
Well, I don’t work for Yahoo! but her press statement given during the announcement of Flickr’s redesign really hit that button.
…there’s no such thing as Flickr Pro, because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, there is no such thing really as professional photographers, when there’s everything is professional photographers. Certainly there is varying levels of skills, but we didn’t want to have a Flickr Pro anymore, we wanted everyone to have professional quality photos, space, and sharing.
I am totally disgusted with your statement. The years of hard work, commitment, and dedication I put into, are now considered as passé because everyone owns a camera? What were you drinking before making that statement?
In the ‘dog eat dog’ world of photography, especially in Malaysia where everyone undercuts everyone at any given opportunity.
Formally Professional Photographer.
(Update: Marrisa Mayer took it to Twitter to explain her remarks, however, I feel that she should address it as a statement than a @mention)