Did the Smartphone Kill Flickr?

Photographic nostalgia

I have fond memories of Flickr from around the time my most used social media site was ’s Dopplr¹. I was fanatical about uploading and curating my best photographs, carefully tagging and manually geolocating each one. These of course being the days when only high end professional DSLR cameras even had the option of an onboard GPS.

But I stopped using Flickr in 2011, briefly going back in 2015—in the wake of Yahoo’s overhaul of the site—in an like fit of nostalgia, and then never returned…



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