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I've always liked that Marissa Mayer. After Monday's news about the Tumblr acquisition and promising not to "screw it up," she posts on the new Yahoo! owned Tumblr to release the news of a major Flickr revamp, stating that they've made strides to make Flickr awesome again. Her timing is pretty rockstar.
Making Flickr awesome was in reference to a very popular petition from July 2012, asking Mayer to "please make Flickr awesome again" following her appointment as CEO.
Three main ideas were addressed in this revamp: 1. Full-resolution imagery. 2. Availability across devices. 3. Storage for as many photos as a user could want to take. Let's delve a little deeper into number 3, because everyone gets excited about free stuff. The new Flickr offers more storage, 1TB of free storage to be exact. While they are stopping short of saying "limitless," you typically hear about gigabytes when it comes to data. Yahoo! is talking in Terabytes. And a Terabyte, for most people, means they will never have to worry about storage. Now for a quick tour of some of the new awesomeness:
It really is somewhat breathtaking.
This seems to be the new social network standard, first Facebook, then Twitter, then Google Plus, and now Flickr. It definitely adds a nice visual personalization, and on a photo sharing site that is pretty important!
By filling out the whole screen the photo is the star of the show.
Now that Flickr's awesome again, I'm definitely planning on diving in and sharing more on my page. Do you agree that Flickr is awesome again? Share your thoughts by commenting or tweet me @tammykfennell.
Tammy Kahn Fennell is CEO and co-founder of MarketMeSuite (www.marketmesuite.com), the leading social media management dashboard for small- and mid- sized businesses. In late 2009, after spotting social media trends and recognizing the needs of small business from her own experience, Tammy launched the MarketMeSuite platform to help SMBs easily manage & monitor their social media presence, find targeted leads, build engagement and measure the ROI of their social marketing activities. Today the easy-to-use, affordable platform has over 30,000 users. Tammy has a lot to say on social media topics for small business, so she speaks and blogs frequently. She is also the owner and editor of the community driven blog, WeAreSocialPeople.com.