February 02, 2008
Yahoo/MS account merge disaster movie

Remember the "we're unhappy to be Yahoo users even though we've been so for years"-debacle? Imagine the perfect storm of user disenchantment when this happens again - and the new account is a MS Passport? If you couldn't be bothered to imagine - don't worry. Flickr users already are.

Related Web 2.0 "build to flip"-thought: Isn't Yahoo the only company that has bought interesting web 2.0 upstarts, kept them alive, and seen interesting growth after acquisition? The jury is out on Jaiku - since the acquisition was so recent - but if an MS-buyout kills the upstarty enchantment with these services completely, we might just be witnessing a revenge of true independence. If you sold it you sold it - and it's just not an upstarty shared love thing anymore.

Posted by Claus at February 02, 2008 12:27 AM | TrackBack (0)
Comments (post your own)

Well, Flickr login really can't get any more annoying than it is already. The "you don't have a Yahoo ID, so we'll drive you insane" double password check almost makes me hope for a MS Passport account instead. Almost.

Posted by: Lyset on February 6, 2008 10:24 AM

It's a bad process for sure. I have given up on Flickr-commenting since I can't login anymore due to lost password and security question and the sign up process is just too tedious.

Posted by: Claus on February 6, 2008 10:26 AM
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