Now that the Flickr Dust Has Settled

The first shock waves have passed. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has apologized for her statement, "there's really no such thing as professional photographers anymore." Flickr Pro users can continue to renew at the current $25 a year price. And the new look, though not evenly applied throughout the site, is quite attractive.

The New Flickr Interface

In other words, it's just another week on the Internet. I suspect that over the coming months, we'll see continued refinement of the Flickr redesign. The current look was probably rolled out earlier than planned because of the improvements Google+ and 500px have recently announced.

Meanwhile, those pronouncing the death of Flickr, or its second coming, are both wrong. It will continue to roll along because of its passionate, talented users who care more about photography than Internet grandstanding.

If you don't believe me, just go to and click on the Explore tab.

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