January 29, 2022

Yahoo Lays Off Flickr Customer Service Team, Reportedly 12% Of Entire Staff

From Matt McGee at Search Engine Land:

When Flickr Product Chief Markus Spiering wrote a couple weeks ago about things that were being discarded as part of a “New Year’s cleaning,” there was no mention it would include the site’s core customer service team. But at least some, if not all of that team, was given pink slips on Monday — and, according to some tweets, it happened without a word of warning or explanation.

A Yahoo spokesperson tonight said “no comment” in response to our requests for information about the Flickr layoffs.

McGee’s article also includes several tweets from former members of the Flickr team.

No word about how or if these layoffs will affect The Commons on Flickr.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.