Back when Flickr was a relatively small Canadian company with a novel idea, I sprung for a two year account.


Would you believe that patriotism (of all reasons) was one of the factors behind my choice? I strongly believe in the idea that Canada should be more than a branch-plant nation. Too often Canadian companies with innovative ideas are swallowed up by multi-national behemoths and their Canadian R&D teams gutted and moved to the head-office nation. I’d hoped that my contribution (no matter how small) would keep this innovative Canadian company alive and help them flourish through their beta phase.

I should have known better ;-)

Approximately 1 month ago, Flickr was acquired by Yahoo for an unknown sum. What’s really nice however, is that the Flickr staff decided to thank the people who purchased accounts while it was still in its beta phase. So I now have a 4 year subscription to Flickr (doubled), 2GB/month of upload capacity (doubled) and two 1-year accounts to dispense. And that makes me feel all warm and cuddly inside.


  1. Paul - April 21, 2005 @ 02:36

    One-year accounts to dispense, eh?
    I’ve been meaning to check out Flikr…. ;-)

  2. Allen George - April 21, 2005 @ 06:39

    Sorry Paul – already handed ’em out.

    I knew some people who were prolific photographers [way, way, way more than me] and with a great eye.

    But they never had an opportunity to showcase their work…

  3. Paul Gvildys - April 21, 2005 @ 08:46


  4. Allen George - April 21, 2005 @ 20:54

    [highly puzzled]


  5. The_Voice - April 21, 2005 @ 21:53

    karma… you supported flickrr just cuz… and it came back to you in beneficial way

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