To everything, churn, churn, churn

Nicole pondered this matter earlier in the week:

Maybe I should migrate to Tumblr… All I do lately is reblog and post pictures and links.

Meanwhile, Pejman Yousefzadeh, one of the few Tumblr users on Ye Olde Link List, has migrated to Squarespace.

What does all this mean? I haven’t a clue.

Also this week, Yahoo!, which recently bought Tumblr for no discernible reason, has shaken up Flickr:

Yahoo unveiled some big changes to Flickr on Monday, both in terms of features and overall design. One of those changes is that free users are no longer limited to a certain number of photos; instead, everyone gets 1TB of space for their full-resolution photos.

With that change comes an end to what used to be the biggest difference between free Flickr accounts and Flickr Pro. As it turns out, that’s by design. In addition to lifting the previous upload and storage limits, Flickr is quietly discontinuing its Flickr Pro accounts (existing Pro users can continue to use Flickr Pro) and shifting to a different type of upgrade model.

The different type of upgrade model, incidentally, costs twice as much — or twenty times as much if somehow you have 2 TB of photos.

I just might let my Pro account quietly expire, though I haven’t made up my mind yet, and anyway it’s paid for through the end of this year. (I have, I’m guessing, somewhere around 0.02 TB of photos.)



  1. Tatyana »

    23 May 2013 · 1:53 pm

    yay (re: Flickr)!
    does it also mean now I will be able to see my previous uploads in excess of 200 photos?

  2. Tatyana »

    23 May 2013 · 1:58 pm

    I just checked: yes!
    How can we find out how much storage our current photos take?

  3. CGHill »

    23 May 2013 · 2:21 pm

    I’m not sure how you’d look it up; I have copies of everything I’ve put up there, but they may not necessarily be the same size. Assuming the old 200 MB per photo limit — most would likely be smaller — you’d need 5000 photos to reach 1 TB.

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  5. Tatyana »

    23 May 2013 · 3:09 pm

    Er, but that does not solve it – how would I know how many photos I already stored? There is no count, or it is hidden in a way that’s not obvious.
    What’s more, their new interface has faulty links; at one point on my right margin appeared offer to subscribe for statistics; when I clicked on a link, it brought me to an “oops, it’s an error” page. on that page they also asked me to report the problem; when I clicked on that, I found myself @Forums with multiple choice of topics and no “report a problem” form.

    At least I can now see my photos way, way back. Hope they’ll fix the bugs soon.

  6. CGHill »

    23 May 2013 · 3:20 pm

    Under You / Stats, near the bottom, there should be a count of photos and videos. (In my case, 105 and 0.)

  7. Tatyana »

    23 May 2013 · 4:46 pm

    You have Pro account; mine is free, so there is no Stats under You’ menu

  8. CGHill »

    23 May 2013 · 5:32 pm

    Aw, shucks. I could have sworn I’d seen the little “pro” logo on some of your stuff. My mistake.

  9. Nicole »

    23 May 2013 · 6:51 pm

    I quit Flickr awhile back since they wanted to link my Flickr with every other product I ever had with Yahoo and made it a general pain in the patootie to download my own photos.

    The hub is still on there since he gets feedback from some photography groups. He has a Pro acct. I’m guessing if it costs more though, he’ll probably go fully over to 500px or find another photographer friendly site.

    And if Yahoo bought Tumblr that answers my question about swapping over – nope… :)

  10. Tatyana »

    23 May 2013 · 7:20 pm

    Chaz, see my update: I was told where to look (as I thought, hidden) and guess what: I used only .15% of current capacity!

  11. CGHill »

    23 May 2013 · 8:34 pm

    Well, that’s handier than digging down two levels in the menu you don’t have. :)

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