Star Sighting: Neighbor Markus, Fresh from the Set of “Good Morning America”


Yesterday I walked into Harvest Hills Market  to buy some raspberries, and who did I see? Neighbor Markus!

Of course, he’s Neighbor Markus to us. But to the rest of the world, he’s Markus Spiering, head of product at Flickr, the venerable online photo-sharing service that’s owned by Yahoo.

Flickr rolled out a dramatic (and critically acclaimed) redesign this week, and on Tuesday Neighbor Markus was in New York City to do an appearance on Good Morning America — right alongside Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. (Sizzle!)

Yet on Wednesday, there he was: Neighbor Markus, buying some fruit and a loaf of bread at Harvest Hills… just like us!

Seriously though; Flickr’s new redesign was long overdue, but the final result was well worth the wait. If you haven’t seen Neighbor Markus’s handiwork yet, you should take a peek at the new, improved Flickr

And if you happen to see Neighbor Markus strolling in the neighborhood, give the dude a big high-five. He’s earned it.

PHOTO: Telstar Logistics

7 thoughts on “Star Sighting: Neighbor Markus, Fresh from the Set of “Good Morning America”

  1. Yay!! That is so cool and the new update is stunning. Beside the awesome visual, FINALLY we get Groups added to the app!!

    Thank you Flickr (and of course Neighbor Markus)

  2. Very cool! I’ve actually met several “celebrities” in the ‘hood, all of them low-key individuals. Another testament to the down-to-earth nature of our little corner of SF.

  3. Even though the new design looks all slick somehow previews a whole bunch of pictures without cropping them all into boxes it does have a fatal flaw: It’s different and I’m not used to it. Hopefully our neighbor will fix that problem over time.

    I’ve posted so much of my art to Flickr over the years (see ), I’m always afraid that Yahoo will screw the site up. I’m glad there’s a Bernalian watching the shop.

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