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World Unfurled… An entrepreneur travels the world. » Flickr lights my fire.

Flickr lights my fire.

December 20, 2005

DearFlickr,

I W+ant


to
pay

M+oarmoney

I love flickr! It is a great service. I use it to upload and archive my photos on my trip around the world. I use it to share them with my friends. I use it to learn about photography. I have have sponsored other users.

The problem is that 2 gigs a month is not enough for me. It is not enough for three reasons: I take lots of photos. I take high resolution photos. Some months I can´t get a good connection and the photos back up so I have to upload them the next month.

I wrote to flickr and explained my problem and asked to pay more. A very helpful flickr rep told me that I could not buy more upload capacity, but he reset my account for me so I could upload more that month. It was very much appreciated. The problem is that this was a one time deal.

I have purchased a second flickr account in the mean time, but this is really inconvenient. Now I have to remember in which account I put a particular photo. I have to tell friends to look in two places. People who discover me through flickr will only find half of my photos. etc. etc. etc.

I understand that people who use the full monthly allocation of bandwidth are the exception. They cost more than the average user. If they want double the bandwidth they should pay more than double. That is fair! I am hereby offering to pay flickr $75/year (triple the normal price) for double the upload capacity. Or even better I´ll pay $100 (quadruple the price) for triple the normal upload capacity.

Hopefully Jeremy Zawodny will see this and somebody at flickr will take notice (and my money).

All photos used in the rebus above are flickr photos licensed under the creative commons license.

Thank you to:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eckenheimer/ for the dear photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phasmous/ for the eye photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/ for the letter W photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bip/ for the plus sign photo (times two) and the letter W photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kclama/ for the ant photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/ for the two photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kb-a/ for the pay photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/evesdropping/ for the letter M photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/seawallrunner/ for the oar photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thrift5/ for the money photo.

1 Comment »

  1. Jonathan, have you thought about uploading a lower resolution version of your photos to Flickr? Because these photos are not for print you can get away with relatively small file sizes. An image editor like Photoshop or Fireworks will let you easily save an image in a lower resolution. Also, I find that the upload constraints force me to aggressively edit my work, so that I only upload the best of a series. This can actually be a bonus as it trains my eye to look critically at photos, decide which compositions/subjects etc. are best, resulting in my overall growth as an artist. That’s the goal anyway!

    Great, site BTW. I’ve really enjoyed your and Soyan’s different impressions of your travels. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Comment by Jeanette — December 27, 2005 @ 4:57 pm

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