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Chris Cardell

Flickr… 3 billion photos

Flickr is the Internet’s most infamous photo sharing site and is one of the most heavily visited websites on the web. Three days ago a member of Flickr, Garrett Ryan Smith uploaded a black and white photograph of a door. Heather Champ, a Flickr employee blogged the event stating,

“Take the pinky of either your left or right hand, hold it next to the corner of your mouth and say “3 beelleeeeon photos…” That’s it above — our three billionth photo.”

3 billion photos on FlickrAlthough 3 billion photos does sound a lot, and it is, but it’s nothing when compared to Facebook with a colossal collection of over 10 billion. Flickr launched in 2004, yet with early success they are beginning to drop behind their competitors, after all who needs a separate account for photos and social networking when you can have an all in one account?

Since this momentous occasion, RIM finally released the BlackBerry Bold, the Yahoo Google deal fell through, Firefox upped its market share to 20%, LinkedIn cut 10% of its employees and if you missed it, Barack Obama won the presidential race. Busy three days then.

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  • kk

    Why do I see a “Like Palin? Vote Here Now!” ad to my right? Its over!

  • Steven Vance

    You cannot make a comparison of Flickr to Facebook on the basis of photo sharing. Flickr users have more diverse reasons for choosing to share their photos on Flickr versus other photo sharing sites, including Facebook. Flickr offers several unique features and is much better suited for professional photographers and practicing amateurs.

    Facebook photo sharing is a private event and has poor organizational features. Flickr also offers more ways to get photos in and out of the website via in-house and third-party software and developer tools.

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