Flickr’s "Tubes" are clogged!

July 19, 2006 at 8:55 pm 4 comments

I am sitting here have a good laugh — Flickr is currently down and they have decided to blame it on “clogged tubes“. Instead of just saying “we are down for maintenance”, they have chosen to do something that is both creative and funny for their users in order to make up for it. How cool is that? So, hurry over, print out the tubes and grab your crayons to enter the colouring contest! I would enter but I have zero artistic ability.


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  • 1. libraryamy  |  July 19, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    ahhh hhaa haa lol – maybe it is due to all those library folk logging on after seeing Michael’s and Jenny’s programs in NJ and CT!!!!!! 😉

  • 2. Janie L. Hermann  |  July 19, 2006 at 10:20 pm

    They must have called the plumber… the tubes are unclogged and flickr is back up. I can’t wait to see the entries in the colouring contest from this!!!

  • 3. Kathryn Greenhill  |  July 20, 2006 at 6:48 am

    Last time they were down, about a month ago, they gave warning and mentioned that it was the first time in 18 months that they had scheduled maintenance.

    When you visited the site, you saw a screen saying “Flickr is having a massage”…which I also thought was pretty cool.

  • 4. Janie L. Hermann  |  July 20, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    Wow… the results are awesome! People are posting their entries already and I am amazed at the creativity:

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