Viper Squad Ten

[ Thursday, April 27, 2006 ]

Muthaflickrn Pro
Starbuck [17:34] Comments: 4 []
Now I see how Yahoo makes it's money from Flickr.

I didn't think I would be upgrading to a Pro account - 20Mb upload per month seemed more than enough for me, especially when Uploadr has done its compressive magic on the files.

Swept away in the initial enthusiasm, I'd decided I might upload whole swathes of archived photographs (being a paid-up member of the quantity-over-quality brigade). Artistic merit could wait.

Little did I realise that I'd need a Pro account to enable more than three "Sets" of collections. Of course there's no technical reason behind this restriction - it's purely a money-making condition. But I'll forgive the good folks at Flickr, 'cos its still rather wonderful!

Incidentally, having plumped up the dosh (via PayPal), I promptly got a spookily-coincidental PayPal phishing scam email. Message to the spammer - please try harder... (from the "PayPal Management Stuff" indeed...)
Dear PayPal member,

Due to last days hack attacks to our database we decided
to review our customers account information to prevent
security problems . If you could take 3-5 minutes out
of your online experience to verify your account status ,
you will not run into any further problems .

Update your PayPal Account : Click Here

Thank You ,
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Please do not reply to this confirmation email , as this
message was sent to all PayPal members .

4 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger doppelganger, at April 28, 2006 7:14 am  :

Flickr is great, but it's guaranteed you'll go PRO.
You only get to see 200 photos at a time.
Once you load number 201, your first photo disappears from site and only reappears when you subscribe

Still -it's a great product...

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at April 28, 2006 12:44 pm  :

Crafty buggers.

Comment by Blogger 3rd daughter, at April 28, 2006 1:45 pm  :

i had to upgrade to pro almost immediately because i reached my upload limit within seconds and could not live with only 3 sets. i am now a total addict. it is worth every penny :)

Comment by Blogger 3rd daughter, at April 28, 2006 1:46 pm  :

p.s. i also doubt i would have discovered the joys of image manipulation had i not stumbled upon my first amazing circle. tto. much. fun :)

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