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    i do not want yahoo or flickr to be owned by microsoft.

    why? because microsoft is not a customer oriented company. they're an enterprise company. they have a terrible record when it comes to customer service, customer privacy, and customer choice.

    they rarely innovate, and when they can't, they use their enormous coffers to try to buy up someone else's wow-factor.

    and it never works. you know internet explorer? the worst web browser in existence? well it exists because microsoft missed the boat on the internet in the early 90s, bought a partially complete web browser from another company, then violated the terms of their contract, and then continued to leave the browser broken.

    i thought that yahoo's announcement to adopt openID was great news, and i doubt microsoft will follow through on that. passport, anyone?

    and while i don't think that yahoo and it's properties are going to radically change right away; they will be tainted, and grow more so as time goes on.

    and it's not that i'm worried that the sky is falling or anything like that, i just don't like the idea. period.

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    1. psd 87 months ago | reply

      It'll kill flickr. For me at least :(

    2. aljar3d 87 months ago | reply

      "microsoft is not a customer oriented company. they're an enterprise company. they have a terrible record when it comes to customer service, customer privacy, and customer choice."
      ~so true

    3. Martin Reivax 87 months ago | reply

      Totally agree with that !

    4. Dr-Leech 87 months ago | reply

      I agree. Everything M$ touch is converted in pure shit. Unusable and non-standard.

    5. Opusinlv 87 months ago | reply

      I will give Flickr up as well, google has Picassa!

    6. morphogen 87 months ago | reply

      I agree to give up Flickr if Microsoft takes over.

    7. -= Treviño =- 87 months ago | reply

      Microflickr hates you!

      Microflickr Hates You

    8. Phoenix Han 87 months ago | reply

      I agree... I hates Microsoft.... hates IE..

    9. kellergraham 87 months ago | reply

      I encourage everyone to put their anti MSYahoo! stuff on the Redmond, Washington Flickr Map! Right at 1 Microsoft Way!

      Seen in some comments. (?)

    10. gapencais [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      yes i agree with you
      if microsoft buy yahoo i will close my flickr account.
      I don't want my personal data to be available on microsoft servers

    11. prophet5az 87 months ago | reply

      Of course not. I wish I could speak with Yahoo CEO. I do not wish Microsoft to merge with Microsoft either. Microsoft has been nothing but trouble since the company started it's services. The thought that just came across my mind is if it is a matter of money Yahoo needs to make their own contracts and terms and have microsoft sign their legal documents instead of signing their documents. This way Yahoo can legally continue to operate if Microsoft renigs on their commitment.

    12. Neubie 87 months ago | reply

      Used the image in my blog on Microsoft and Yahoo via Creative Commons. Links provided back to here. Let me know if that's cool with you.. Thanks for the cool image.

    13. Ice Nine 87 months ago | reply

      Ha - y've been linked by the esteemed New Scientist!

      Well done indeed.

    14. morphogen 87 months ago | reply

      Any suggestions where to move photos to should Microsoft succeed in taking over?

    15. NikonWitch 86 months ago | reply

      I thought the same thing, just a little different look.

      I know we'd lose everything if MS took over this awesome site!

      Yahoo Rejects Microsoft

    16. zonavar [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      Microsoft are the scurge of the IT world - they're just like SCO and a lot of other scum-bag organisations trying to sweet-talk their way to glory. No way Hose!

    17. Slava V. 76 months ago | reply

      Thank you for releasing this shot under CC license. Just wanted to let you know I've selected to display this image at 'Bad Idea' news page (it's my hobby site), full attribution and link to you is provided. Thank you once again.

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