The first one’s always free

You may be hooked emotionally and psychologically. You may have developed a physical dependence, too. If you’re addicted to Flickr — whether it’s legal or illegal — you have intense cravings for it. You want to use it again and again. When you stop seeing your photostream for even ten minutes, you may have unpleasant physical reactions.

An estimated 9.5 million Americans over the age of 12 use Flickr. Many other people abuse or are addicted to photostreams. Digital cameras are the most commonly used method. While not everyone who uses Flickr becomes addicted, many people do. As many as 19,000,000 people suffer from Flickr-related disorders every day.

Please, if you or someone you know is addicted to Flickr, upgrade them to a Pro account as quickly as possible.

26 Replies to “The first one’s always free”

  1. Man, I feel like a Luddite, as I only heard of it recently, and that was over at Natalie’s site.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go hit two rocks together to try and get a spark.:neutral:

  2. my friend signed me up for a membership but i don’t see what the big deal is…there’s no real need for it if you have a website.

  3. I rub sticks together for fire also Esther. I have never even heard of Flickr, nor do I own a digital camera. Time to feed the the hamsters that keep my computer running.

    as far as bad names….well Marlana is a bad one, because backwards it spells Anal ram, and was an ex bosses wifes name. she lived up to the description

  4. I have a photoblog, and I still use flickr obsessively. I had the account for a long time (someone invited me a long time ago, I can’t even remember who) and didn’t do anything with it, and then this month I started uploading snapshots and “b-list” pics to it. I like it because it gives me a place to post pictures that wouldn’t necessarily make the cut for my site, or ones that are just silly or fun, or that I want to share with a specific group of people. And I like the group pools, the tags, and the whole structure of the thing.

    My username is natalieb, and I am a flickrholic.

  5. Man, that kid is BUTT UGLY. She’s so ugly the Doctor slapped the mother. Is that a NOSE or a door handle? I’ve seen better looking EYES on a P.E.I. Potato.

    But the name is good… if you want a future SERIAL KILLER in the family.

  6. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot flickr, the courage to flickr the things that I can and the wisdom to know how to blog!

  7. Shouldn’t Aryan Justice be blond?

    Two bits says that she ends up pronoucing her name as Are-Yane, or Air-ee-anne, just to piss of her parents.

    Of course, if she really wants to piss off her parents, she’ll marry a black guy (or an Asian, or a Hispanic, or just a Catholic…)

    Go, Air-ee-anne, go!

  8. I don’t know if Aryan Justice is really the worst baby name ever. Last week I met a little girl named Enola. She told me she was named after an airplane.

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