Why this sucks

I restarted this blog exactly a year ago, and promptly left it fallow. Good thing I went with a static site generator instead of another CMS.

While looking through old browser bookmarks, I found this article in French called Survivre dans les ruines (numériques) du capitalisme, from 6 November 2018. It explains exactly what's wrong with the Flickr acquisition that forced me to take refuge here four years ago, and it's still valid, even though the plan to delete millions of Creative Commons photos was supposedly shelved.

Short version: to a corporation, everything we make is fungible. Just another product to sell advertisers. They'll discard the greatest masterpieces without a thought, one second after they stop making as much money as forecast. Anything you want preserved? Take good care of it. Find it a home. Pay for it if you can.

Which sucks, because I don't have the same amount of resources. No way I could ever host a thousand photos here — and that's just a fraction of my stash. Could be worse. These days people mourn the disappearance of entire TV series.

Flickr is still a thing, for what it's worth. But for how long now?