Smugmug buys Flickr

 "Two Bridges" - one of my popular photos on Flickr

"Two Bridges" - one of my popular photos on Flickr

This might just be the best news Flickr and it’s loyal users have received in years. Probably ever since it’s heyday in 2005. 

Among all the photo sharing services, Flickr has always been the most photography centric. I had always been a fan and stayed with it until it landed up in Verizon’s lap. 

While I don’t expect a resurgence, I do hope for it to become a more relevant, sustained service under smug mug. Hopefully the recent backlash against Facebook and hence Instagram helps some folks to reconsider Flickr as an alternative social media platform for photographers.