Joe Wilcox: Some Flickr users have a message for Microsoft: Get lost. Or so say, by their presence, the members of Flickr group, “Microsoft: Keep Your Evil Grubby Hands Off of Our Flickr.” When I blogged this post, the number of members was climbing towards 1,000.
Flickr would be one of the best assets Microsoft would pick up in a Yahoo acquisition. One thousand or so subscribers by no means make a quorum, nor do most of them have a say in whether or not Yahoo sells out to Microsoft.
But Flickr was one of many Yahoo acquisitions with a fiercely loyal user base. Brand/service loyalty like this will make things tough for Microsoft. Yahoo knows, because many Flickr users reacted badly to that acquisition.
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