Breaking news: Yahoo! Photos will officially be axed today in favour of the Yahoo-owned Flickr, according to several news sites today. The closure will occur over the next few months, after Yahoo found that Flickr, with its social tools, is growing much faster than Yahoo! Photos and recently past it in traffic terms, according to Comscore. Users will be given the option of choosing one of a number of the top photo sharing sites, including Flickr but no-one will be forded to switch. The move confirms the widely-held view now that sites which employ social tools clearly have the edge of those that don’t.