Mat Honan writing for Gizmodo:
As a result of being resource-starved, Flickr quit planting the anchors it needed to climb ever higher. It missed the boat on local, on real time, on mobile, and even ultimately on social—the field it pioneered. And so, it never became the Flickr of video; YouTube snagged that ring. It never became the Flickr of people, which was of course Facebook. It remained the Flickr of photos. At least, until Instagram came along.
As someone who used to recommend Flickr to anyone who would listen, so much in this article rings true for me. What remains is just the long slow goodbye for a once-thriving site. Flickr missed its chance to remain an important player in the 2010s.