Another dot in the blogosphere?

Not Yahoo!

Posted on: June 16, 2017

The inevitable officially happened. CNET reported Verizon officially inhales Yahoo.

It has already spit out Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s former CEO of five years. What more victims lie ahead? I worry most about one particular entity.

Yahoo owned Flicker. Flicker houses Creative Commons (CC) licensed photos. ImageCodr searches Flickr for these photos and provides HTML-based CC attributions for them.

ImageCodr is my go-to resource for CC images, much more so than any other search engine including Google. Its deep database and excellent attribution are top notch. If I need to illustrate the sharing and use of CC, I highlight ImageCodr as a practical tool.

The Flickr images have been added to the huge CC pool by professionals and amateurs alike. Will this community-based resource persist? If so, Yahoo! Will an effort “for the people, by the people” be swallowed up by corporate greed? If so, so not Yahoo!

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