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Attention to all our flickr detectives: you've been bought! Our new Santa Monica neighbors, Yahoo!, have acquired every hipster and tech nerds favorite online photo site, flickr. The announcement comes after weeks of speculation that it had already happened.

Flickr made an announcement that reminds us of when Livejournal got bought by Six Apart (is this too much geekspeak?) earlier this year. "Nothing's going to change...we're all staying right here...all of you original users are going to get cool stuff". Yes, we're sure that everything will still be awesome on flickr but that doesn't change the fact that the site has been bought by "the man."

Our little indie hearts are screaming out in anguish. Should we move all our pictures to the still independent and very Los Angeles based buzznet in protest?

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Just kidding with you, flickr, we still love you. Now that you're in the money, though, can you loan us a couple dollars for a new camera?

photo by Gisela Giardino.