What will happen to my precious social media tools like Flickr, del.icio.us and Upcoming, now Microsoft wants its grubby mitts on the Yahoo! family!!?
That's what I was wondering when I heard about the Microsoft $44 bn bid for Yahoo. Obviously it potentially changes the face of the computer and web landscape. But my first reaction was for us poor users of the very unmicrosofty social media brands that are recent acquisitions of Yahoo and which may soon be part of Office Live or something like that. Check out this article on Wired about the Flickr rebellion that's already starting.
So will this make our Office more social, or could it lock down the best stuff of the web?
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Thanks to Bobbie Johnson for linking to this on Twitter - Last night on Newsnight, they had Robert Scoble and Charles Arthur
Bobbie Johnson as their pundits. http://icanhaz.com/nn