Flickr: Five Billionth photo uploaded

The image hosting website Flickr has announced that it has reached a massive milestone, as a user uploaded photo number 5 billion.

The user yeoaaron, unsuspectingly had the honor of uploading the photo that caps off a giant landmark in the sites history. The famous photo was of Woodward’s building in Vancouver and you can see it by visiting Mashable as well as other milestone pictures that have been added to the website in the past.

The Yahoo! owned site, created by Ludicorp was formed in 2004 and claims that its users upload more than 3,000 images to the site every minute. Despite this enormous amount, social network Facebook dwarfs Flickr with a reported 15 billion photos on its site. Facebook have said around 220 million new pictures are posted each week to their site.

If you are a Flickr user and regularly upload images then you may be interested in our earlier post about Casio’s new Exilim EX-H20G Hybrid GPS camera that can geotag the photos you take. What are your thoughts on Flickr’s photo milestone? Leave us a comment.

  • FedUp

    Flickr is an adult site pretending to be otherwise. Yahoo refuses to label Flickr for the adult content, so as to bypass filtering and scrutiny. It's nasty and the biggest effort by Yahoo is to hide the truth about Flickr and the majority of images uploaded to it, which are also the most viewed and mostly of an adult nature. Often times, this fact is downplayed, but it is still very true. It's not big thing that it's there. It's simply the way Yahoo lies about it and hides the true nature of the content. Also, the kind of people that are often sharing the content are questionably left to freely interact with children using the site. Flickr is in grade schools and libraries. It carries major advertising and is used by many government entities, including President Obama. It's a great site in a lot of respects. But in another it should be called what it is. A name that starts with a P which can't even be typed here, because it's so bad, supposedly. Point is, let's call a spade a spade, and just put a little label on the front page warning kids, parents and teachers that there is adult content allowed on the site. Is that so bad? Or, we can all continue to let Yahoo have their cake and eat it too, in an adult oriented, photo sharing social network that is also somehow a family friendly and supposedly safe place for everyone over 13 years. It's not about prudish values, but being honest about the kind of content Yahoo chooses to host, versus how they portray the site. Nothing is said in the article or on the front page of Flickr that would give any indication of the vast amounts of pron that exists now on that site.