When I first heard of the idea a week or so ago either in an email that I got from flickr contact Billy Warhol or from a posting on one of his blog sites I did not know for sure if it was true. Or a rumor. At the time, busy working on some project, I did not take the time to read it further.
And then, when I heard the day before yesterday that it was to go in effect later that evening, at first, I thought it may would be a good idea.
But after reading some of the feedback from many flickrites who object and several attempts to upload ... realizing that there are already other video sites including YouTube, Google, Daily Motion, AOL, and even Yahoo Videos ... I now think that it is not a good idea.
Or, as Martha Stewart may would say "... its NOT a good thing!"
If YAHOO / FLICKR wishes to offer video sharing than, perhaps, they should start up a new site, separate from FLICKR. and by another CATCHY NAME. Or, update the YAHOO VIDEO service.
But, by all means, what ever video service that they start up ... it should be an improvement upon the various video sites that already exist.
I, Elvert Barnes, say "Videos on Flickr is NOT A GOOD THING!"
No, no, no ... videos at flickr, is NOT the one for me!