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Flicker Giving Away Doughnuts to Video Protestors

Flickr Caved in to Protesters Donut Demands

Here's the lowdown: recently, Flickr rolled out a new video feature that allows pro members to upload 90 second videos to their pages. This move sparked a heap of "No Video on Flickr" protest groups demanding that Flickr disassemble the feature in fear that the beloved site would become a Jr. YouTube. But knowing nerds all too well, where there are protestors, there will be mockery.

Flash forward: a "non-protest," protest group calling themselves "We Demand Donuts" isn't interested in taking Flickr video hostage, they just want free donuts. Insisting that Flickr buy them all free doughnuts – and subsequently making a mockery of the video protest groups – if they get 20,000 members to join hands for their donut demands. And surprisingly enough, Flickr obliged:

"While you have not yet reached your goal of 20K members, we at FlickrHQ have heard of your noble efforts and seek to answer your cries for justice."

Unfortunately, it seems that not everyone got the free donut goodness, since the "Donut Day" festivities took place yesterday in San Francisco only. So I'm curious, did anyone from SF get his or her free donut on yesterday?


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MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
If I lived close I would have gone just to meet the Flickr people & other Flickr users! It sounds like it was fun.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
This is a really funny story.
gooniette gooniette 9 years
Ha, I can't wait to go to SF for my honeymoon. Chances are I'll want to move there if free donuts are involved on a regular basis.
calamari calamari 9 years
I think the "Free Donuts" group was created as sort of a Joke because so many people think it's ridiculous to get upset over Flickr allowing video uploads. So Yahoo was just playing along with the joke and handing out free donuts. I was going to try and ride the subway over to SF yesterday and get my free donut, but I got busy at work. Work always gets in the way of free donuts ;)
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
I'm extremely confused by the way this blurb was written! This is how I understand it: There are two "protest" groups that have absolutely nothing to do with each other at all, other than they both use Flickr. Group A is protesting against Flicr allowing video uploads. Group B wants free donuts. Group A and Group B are not interelated at all. What the heck?!! Why was this combined into one article about flickr? I thought this was going to be about donut movies or something? Wait why were these people demanding free donuts anyway?!!
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I'm so tired of being neglected because I don't live in Cali. :cry: I don't eat doughnuts anyway...
imLissy imLissy 9 years
lol, that's great
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