i’m not too sure how i feel about it. i’m a pro member and love flickr. its a clean and simple interface that allows me to do a multitude of things easily.
do i want to see it become littered with useless and stupid videos?
before i could make a decision, i had to look into it a little more.
- only PRO USERS get to post video – so if you were looking to post video for free, forget it.
- videos cannot exceed 90 seconds of play – for now anyways. no extended videos of the uncle larry’s 70th bday party, sorry.
i wondered, why would flickr do this? after seeing the following video footage, i understood why –>
watching the clip of ‘playing in the grass at sundown in wyoming’ inspires and shows great creativity. i see what the flickr folks were trying to do. if all the videos uploaded carried this attempt at creativity, i would see no problems with it.
however – as wonderful as the previous example was, you still got donkey video clips like this that should relocate itself elsewhere. –>
if you want to post a video of yourself singing karaoke while you’re HUNGOVER – then this is something that should be stuck on youtube. NOT on a photo sharing site. i can see this user has some pretty snazzy photos – but the videos, well.
the videos i see posted aren’t exactly creative and of inspiring content. they’re dumb clips i’d rather not waste my time viewing. sure, you could throw in my face what i always say – if you dont like it, leave. if you dont like it, don’t watch it. if you dont like it, don’t listen to it…
but i signed up and PAID for a PHOTO SHARING site – to view photographs. not to view people posting stupid clips of themselves singing. go open a youtube account already. its FREE.
what do i think? honestly, we all know the real reason why flickr is entertaining the video options.
money. yahoo wants a piece of the pie.
what do i really think? i think you shouldn’t try fixing something that isn’t broken.
and i think garbage videos may have found another home.