One more rant about 'ad free'. If you look at the Help page
, you'll notice that the Ad Free account, for $50 per year, includes:
- No ads in your browsing experience
However, the Pro account include
- Ad-free browsing and sharing
By having a Pro account, people whom I directed to my pages were not subjected to ads. That's not going to be the case with the double-the-cost Ad Free account - for your $50/year, you
won't see ads, but anyone who follows a link to one of your images will.
So, IMO this thread should have been titled, "Flickr is now
1 Terabytes Advr!! For (almost) everyone!!
" If their plans for Tumblr are any indication, it won't be long before the ads go from a sidebar to interspersed with your images. No real surprise - ad revenue is where the money is, Yahoo is a publicly held company, and it's all about the revenue.
Key question (albeit probably deserving of a separate thread) - SmugMug or Zenfolio?