Flickr Uprising: The revolution will be in pictures (or not)

Opinions are split on the justification of Flickr users’ fury: some think that the outraged users are making a mountain out of a molehill while others can identify with these users’ sense that they’ve been stripped of something valuable to them. I think they’re both right, in the sense that when it comes to matters of identity, a “molehill” as small as a login ID (or a head scarf, or a foreskin) can mean everything.

Read this commentary from Ars and WIRED’s Monkey Bites as well as an article about the flap from the BBC

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Filed under A democratic medium?, Identity, The Politics of New Media, User generated content

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