Because Microsoft is attempting to buy Yahoo, I’ve reduced my usage of Yahoo mail. I’d been paying for Yahoo’s “Mail Plus” which offered unlimited storage, but I don’t want Microsoft to be paid anything. So I’m now just on the free version of Yahoo’s mail, and if Microsoft does indeed buy Yahoo I’ll change to gmail. Not yet, but if the takeover happens.
Abandoning Yahoo entirely would also mean abandoning Flickr, assuming Microsoft will also own Flickr. I’m not sure what the alternatives to Flickr are though. I like Flickr. Even if I don’t use it much for my own pics, I like what others have done.