Friday, May 04, 2007

Yahoo, doing no evil?

With Yahoo announcing the closure (via TechCrunch) of Yahoo Photos service in favour of their recently acquired Web 2.0 poster boy Flickr, you might imaging that users of the old service might be left in the cold. Or at best force migrated to Flickr?

Not so, instead users are being encouraged to export their data and migration paths to several other competing services such as Photobucket, Snapfish, Kodak Gallery or Shutterfly. Although of course there will be a on-click solution to migrate to Flickr.

Considering how tightly some companies try and hold on content, the content their users created in the first place, you have to give Yahoo credit for doing the right thing by their users. No evil here, move along now...