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250,000 Photos Flee Flickr on Flickraft Before Plug is Pulled

Cloud-based photo hosting service Snapjoy launched a clever web app (and marketing ploy) yesterday called Flickraft that made it easy for Flickr users to rescue their photos “from a sinking ship”. With just a few clicks, the app would import a user’s entire collection of Flickr photos over to Snapjoy using the Flickr API. The response was overwhelming: in just two hours, Flickr users had exported over 250,000 photos from their accounts. The app became so popular that Flickr disabled the API key used by it, likely for violating its terms of use. This short-lived exodus came roughly one week after Yahoo was blasted for laying off a number of Flickr employees.

(via The Next Web via TechCrunch)