January 25, 2022

Milestones: "Flickr hits 6 billion total photos, but Facebook does that every 2 months"

From The Next Web:

Popular photo-sharing website Flickr announced on Thursday that it had surpassed the 6 billion photos, reaching the milestone in just under seven and a half years.

According to The Next Web article, uploads to Flickr have increased about 20% year over year

What about Facebook as a place to store and share photos?

By comparison, Facebook counted 10 billion uploads by October 2008, around four years after it launched, surpassing 60 billion uploads in February 2011. [Our emphasis] A Facebook spokesperson told us today that the company is facilitating 100 million photo uploads a day, meaning that it can easily amass the same amount as Flickr’s total photo uploads in just two months.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.