Now you can shoot the whole neighbourhood and never worry about where to store the bodies. Stash them in the cloud. Your free Flickr account just got bigger than your hard drive.
Visit Flickr and see what it says: “Smile. Everyone gets a free terabyte.” That’s equal to 537,731 6.5 megapixel photos, it helpfully adds. So, shoot. Snap away. You can be as click-happy as you like and never worry yourself sick about storage space.
Can Flickr be this generous? A whole terabyte? Even laptops normally don’t come with that much space.
Know how much that will cost you on Google Drive? $49.99 a month. And Flickr is giving it for free.
Marissa Mayer just became my favourite calendar girl. She has the looks and, now it seems, the heart. Giving away a whole terabyte for free!
The Yahoo CEO is really making waves, amping up Flickr, revamping the site and paying a cool billion for Tumblr, the playful microblogging platform crawling with animated GIFs that will have you laugh yourself silly.
Whoever thought Yahoo would one day buy Tumblr? They are as different as chalk and cheese. Yahoo, the mail carrier, if you still use Yahoo Mail, Yahoo, the news provider, if you still check Yahoo News, and Tumblr, a social media upstart founded only in 2007.
Yahoo has to reinvent itself, say observers, to attract the young who favour Tumblr and Facebook and God knows what else. Well, the reinvention’s on – a billion for Tumblr, a terabyte at Flickr. An old Yahoo user, who got his first news feed from Yahoo, I am rooting for Marissa Mayer. Attagirl!
Not a dab hand at animated GIFs, I am doing the next best thing and posting a video to share my joy. Here’s Helen Shapiro singing Walking Back to Happiness. It’s an oldie. But what did you expect? My life on the internet began with Yahoo.