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DeleteMe Uncensored was a thriving online community of 3000 photographers and critics hosted by Flickr, the Yahoo-owned photo-sharing platform. The group, which had called Yahoo home for years, was a popular, user-governed hub of free speech. But then someone at Flickr pushed a button and within seconds, thousands of photographs, conversations and connections were obliterated. All because of one user comment that Flickr censors deemed inappropriate. Flickr didn’t issue a warning, it didn’t delete the thread – it simply pulled the plug.

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  1. Daniel says:

    Hi TH, long time follower and one of the 3000 that were part of the group that got censored. Now, not writing to give you a hard time but can you please clarify your current relationship with Zooomr, I seem to remember your posts used to carry a disclaimer noting your relationship but I have not seen it for a while.

    Thanks TH and keep up the good work.

  2. Thomas Hawk says:

    Daniel. Not much development is being done on Zooomr at present, I’ve not really worked in any capacity with the site for the past year or so at least. Kristopher Tate is overseeing the site mostly at this point from Japan. Zooomr seems to be pretty much on autopilot at this point. I wouldn’t really consider it competition with Flickr at this point.