Flickr Reaches 3 Billion Photos

November 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

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Storing photos online has taken over the traditional print album collections.  With online photos storage, people are able to safely store, access and share their photos and memories.  It’s not surprising that one of the most common niches on the web is the photo sharing sites like Photobucket, Imageshack, Flickr, and Picasa.

Ironically, the front runner in the photo sharing niche is a social network.  Not surprising though since people are more concerned about sharing the photos with their friends rather than storing it and showing it to a select number of photo addicts.  Three weeks ago, Facebook announced that they have received their 10 billionth photo upload, making them the largest photo sharing site on the web. 

Today, Yahoo owned Flickr, a dedicated photo sharing site announces that they have reached the 3 billion upload mark.  The milestone is a remarkable feature and probably equals that of Facebook since Flickr accepts and stores larger images and has a paid service as compared to Facebook’s resized and free service.

The 3 billionth photo was submitted by user ID Garret Ryan, who of course had no idea that his image would get so much attention.  The photo is a black and white picture of a door.