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RIP Flickr

by: Rich Hauck

It’s the end of an era.

I began using Flickr less and less while the service bounced around like a beach ball between owners (Yahoo, Vertizon, etc.). With SmugMug’s acquisition of Flickr this week, I finally decided to pull the plug on my account.

It’s funny to be sentimental about a social media service, but I remember discovering it and using it alongside my friends in grad school.

On a related note, I was discussing with a friend who considered blogging to be dead. The medium is definitely evolving, but I’ve always found comfort in the reliability of self-hosting. Ads, tracking, subscriptions–none of that here.

With that said, here’s a few pictures I recovered from my Flickr account. I’m glad I still have this site as a venue to share them.

Biking the abandoned turnpike in 2011.

Tierney, Sarz, and me attending the remainder of an Orioles game in 2012.

Attending the Frank Robinson statue giveaway after a long night at Max’s in 2012.

My son enjoying Hersheypark

My son enjoying Hersheypark.

Milton Hershey's home. Closed to the public, I was lucky to do a shoot there years ago.

Milton Hershey’s home. Now home to the Hershey Trust, it’s closed to the public, but I was fortunate enough to do a shoot there.

5Pointz

5Pointz – 2006

Manhattan's skyline from Weehawken

Manhattan as seen from Weehawken.

Castel Sant Angelo

Castel Sant Angelo, Rome.


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About Rich Hauck

Rich Hauck

I'm a creative technologist at Hauck Interactive, Inc. and an adjunct instructor at HACC. I live in Harrisburg, Pa. with my wife and three boys. I enjoy good coffee, Trappist beers, Orioles baseball, and good design.


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