Flickr’s Early Days

Latest “Early Employee” series, Heather Champ remembers the dawn of Flickr.

As the community grew, we wanted to find a way to document what Flickr was in a tangible way and the guidelines grew out of a conversation during our daily commute back and forth from San Francisco to Sunnyvale. We weren’t sure that “Don’t be creepy. You know the guy. Don’t be that guy.” would pass muster with the lawyers, but it did. I continue to see fingerprints of Flickr’s Community Guidelines throughout the web and it makes me happy.”