Erik Moeller, 21/05/2013 19:40:
Here's one of many overviews of Flickr's
Next time you feel that Wikimedia's community is particularly change
averse, take a spin through the comments here. :-)
AFAICS, they also:
1) collapsed the button that allows you to set the license of an image
of yours, which is now hidden below a "more" link in the metadata
section that was moved outside the screen (or did this happen before?
certainly after 2010) ;
2) removed any UI path to the advanced search and to the search for
free/CC images, so that now you can find them only on the advanced
search, by knowing its URL: http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/
3) less importantly, hid under that mysterious triple-ball "ellipsis"
button the option to find high resolution versions of the image,
consistent with a similar regression in the interface of Google Plus
compared to PicasaWeb.
I found also some bugs, at least for Linux, which make (2) worse.
So, what's the future of CC on Flickr?
shows only 260M CC images: there
were already 220M in 2011 if I read news correctly; only 60M are free.
75 % of the times I ask a user to put an image under cc-by-sa they
choose -nc-nd because "it was the first option" (and some of course
"what, isn't Wikipedia non-commercial?!).
Is this the price to pay to Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook? Will the
unusable&pretty-fication help bring more people to an environment where
they may meet free knowledge, or will free knowledge just be sacrificed?
It's unclear to me what's going on.