Flickr fans band together to fend off Microsoft
More than 1,800 users of the photo-sharing site sign up for a group opposing Microsoft's $44.6 billion offer for Yahoo, which owns Flickr.
This is what happens when Microsoft tries to take over not just a company but also a community: a number of Flickr users have launched a group opposing the attempted acquisition.
The Microsoft: Keep Your Evil Grubby Hands Off Our Flickr group has 1,804 members and counting. The photo-sharing site has no shortage of opinionated members, and who knows how many shares they'll be able to vote in a proxy fight, but it is an interesting development.
"I'm not a Microsoft hater," said Flickr user Christopher Bosum. "I just don't like the fact that there might be just another Internet monopolist."
Microsoft made an unsolicited $44.6 billion offer for Yahoo last week..