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    SmugMug purchases Flickr

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    Re: SmugMug purchases Flickr

    What is your opinion?

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    Re: SmugMug purchases Flickr

    I have a Smugmug website and they've done a good job of maintaining it over the last nine years. They also have actual humans working on their help desk. I use Flickr to post to this forum, so I want that to continue to function well - Smugmug will be a good consolidation.

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    Re: SmugMug purchases Flickr

    Logging in to Flickr recently, I've been prompted to agree to new terms of service from "Oath", which I think is now out of the picture? Curious to see what happens with this, I'm not agreeing to new terms of service till things settle in a bit.
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    Re: SmugMug purchases Flickr

    I've been getting the same notifications when signing into my Yahoo mail account but have put off agreeing until things settle down. Suspiciously, the new Oath terms appeared shortly after Zuckerberg appeared before Congress and I suspect it is an attempt to short circuit industry regulations which are coming. No such terms have appeared on my yahoo small business website login - yet.

    Yesterday I received a long email from Yahoo saying that eventually you will have to agree with the terms.

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    Re: SmugMug purchases Flickr

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    Yesterday I received a long email from Yahoo saying that eventually you will have to agree with the terms.
    Two buttons: "Agree" and "Exit".

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    Re: SmugMug purchases Flickr

    Hope they don't intend to get rich selling printing services to their new flickr customers. I still think printing is in decline.

    I'm guessing it might be better than a Verizon or Oath type big data advertising conglomerate.

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    Re: SmugMug purchases Flickr

    What idiot chose 'Oath' as the name of a company.

    I immediately distrust it.

    And I have no idea what it is.

    I'm even scared to Google it!

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    Re: SmugMug purchases Flickr

    Flickr was bought by Yahoo (around 2005, I think). It was part of the deal when Verizon bought Yahoo recently. 'Oath' is the name of the Verizon entity operating the items from the Yahoo portfolio. On balance, I'm probably happier that Flickr is leaving the Verizon house, rather than staying.

    [Since many people probably said something along the lines of 'Oh ____' to the Yahoo sale, maybe 'Oath' was a tacit recognition of that response 8-)]

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    Re: SmugMug purchases Flickr

    I just hope it doesn't go the Photobucket route, free for years, then overnight, $400 per year, wiping the images from many threads here and across the internet.
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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