As you know, I’m a crazy photo-geek. I’m dragging my camera around with me everywhere. I don’t always have good photos to share, but I am always shooting. You probably also know that I’m a huge fan of Zooomr, an online photo-sharing website. The features are great, the no limit uploading is great, and the community is great. The only real problem I’ve had with Zooomr is the reliability. I know it’s still a beta app, but man, most of us Zooomrites have grown to depend on Zooomr for much of our photo hosting, and well, we get a little worked up when it fails. I’m sure that I get a little more worked up than the average user, however, we all seem to respond.
Last week, some major uploading issues arose and nearly no one could upload. The community responded, and I jumped in the fray. Expressing myself, without restraint, I think I lost some friends. (Recently I’ve seen little to know responses to my comments made in Zipline.) You know, without criticism we are only fan-boys and blind followers.
I will point out that when Raoul announced his break from Zooomr, some time back, we saw an immediate response to his problems. Now, I won’t attribute last week’s repairs to only my sniveling, but I will point out that repairs were made after we lit a fire.
Anyway, continuing on…
As a back up, I’ve had a Flickr account for quite a bit. I am very aware of Flickr’s own downfalls, and have some issues with their style. However, they have many features that Zooomr users have yearned to command. Features like batch services (ie. tagging), reliable geotagging/geolabeling, and better groups interaction.
This wasn’t supposed to be a complaint on Zooomr post. I’ll get to the point.
With my upcoming December Challenge, I really have been concerned about Zooomr’s reliablity issues causing a problem with my daily posting of portraits. So, I considered using my Flickr account as a back up. One problem is that I wasn’t a PRO user, and hence had limits to my uploading per month. I whined about it for a bit, and then thought I’d just ask….so I did. I tossed out a request on all the regular socially obsessed websites, Facebook, Twitter, and Pownce, and presto, someone bought me a PRO account. Can you believe it? Awesome!