In case you were wondering why I was ever such a fan… Stewart’s last few emails to Violet goes a long way towards making that clear. I’ll let you read it on her site (she’s awesome anyway). And if you aren’t caught up, here’s my original Flickr fiasco post.
Violet Blue @ tinynibbles.com: Flickr responds…
Violet Blue @ tinynibbles.com: Flickr explains moderated settings and boobies…
Violet’s site may not be safe for work (if you work somewhere stupid), and there are some images that your boss might not like (or might like a lot, and feel the need to compensate by being a dick—but I don’t know your boss). Click conscientiously.
I can’t even explain to you the relief I felt when I read Stewart’s messages and realized that Violet was probably going to keep her Flickr account. Okay, my crusade to have everyone I like on Flickr is a little silly. There’s a whole wide web out there and plenty of room for variety. It’s just, Flickr really stands for something in my head. I am so grateful to Stewart and the others who uphold that standard, whatever makes it feel so good, whatever makes up what it is. It’s good. I just hope they all know how awesome I think they are, even fighting big business decision making after the Yahoo merge, even after scares like this one, even after everything! They rock.
And to those of you who said I-Told-You-So…. Thpbpphpbbpbpbp!!
I LOVE YOU FLICKR!