Capital One – Doing A Good Flickr Thing Very Badly

This is a shame.

Capital One did a really cool thing. Or at least it looks like they could have done if they hadn’t banked it up.

I noticed on Flickr that I could make a Capital One card. I thought that sounds interesting. It’s probably only the US, but I want to take a look.

Here’s the link:

Welcome to Flickr!

So I click the link, and get here…

Capital One

Here’s what’s wrong:

They say:

Capital One

Which sounds really rubbish. I don’t want that. I want something that’s a bit interesting, or a bit exciting, or just a bit, different. I’ve come from Flickr. You know I like photos and stuff. Maybe even show me what one of these cards looks like…

Perhaps the answer is somewhere on the page. My eyes are being drawn to the card in the top left of the screen. Then they start to burn…

Capital One

Now I don’t know about you. But most of the people I know do not have photos like that in Flickr. Unless they’re collecting photos of the most vile bank friendly stock art on the planet. And anyone who’d choose an image like that to be ‘distinctly them’ would be no friend of mine.

And then I notice that is says:

Capital One

How on earth is that going to work. They’ll send me the card. I go back to the website and:

  • They send someone round to paint my card for me?
  • Or maybe they’ve got a wireless printing thing?
  • Or maybe it’s a sticker?
  • Or maybe they send me 2 cards?

I’ve got no idea. I’m now really confused. And the happy people at the top of the page are making me feel inadequate. There’s only one thing to click on…

Capital One

I’m hoping that I’ll get to see some nice credit cards, just to reassure me that I’m in the right place and I haven’t just dreamed the last 2 clicks of my life…

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Oh knackers. I’ve been tricked into the belly of the beast, again!