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Here's a Twitter discussion from two weeks ago between some of my early adopter nerd friends, prompted by the horrifying news that the incompetents at Yahoo laid off Flickr's entire team of highest level customer support, a truly excellent group of people who have been essential at making Flickr awesome over the years:

Flickr turned eight years old last week. I'm friends with its founders and a lot of people that have worked there over the years, I've been using it since before it was Flickr, I built my grad school thesis on it back in 2005, and I love it just as much today as I did back then—I have two different accounts (lia & liabulaong) and happily pay for them both every year. I really truly hope it survives.

P.S. Thanks to Storify for making it so easy to collect and share tweets like this.

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They may be your friends, but they decided to cash out. When you sell your company, you sell its soul. It always works that way. Steve Jobs was an asshole, but I agree with his contempt for people who sold their dream company. You can have the cash out, or you can have the dream and the part of your soul that is the dream. You can't have both, at least, not quickly.

August 11, 2012 9:34 AM

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