January 17, 2022

Milestones: Happy 10th Birthday to Flickr

From the Flickr Blog:

Currently, there are nearly 2 million groups sharing 1 million photos every day. We were the first significant online community where you could store, organize, tag, and share digital photos. Before Flickr, there was no widespread way to share your photos with friends, family and the wider public.

Stewart Butterfield, Co-Founder of Flickr, wrote to us to share his thoughts about the last decade:

“It’s exciting for me to celebrate Flickr’s birthday! When we dreamed this photo site 10 years ago, we couldn’t have imagined the impact it would have on digital photo sharing and the way it would connect people worldwide. I am proud of Flickr and excited for what’s ahead.

Flickr Homepage on July 30, 2004

Btw, the Flickr Commons (aka the Commons on Flickr) celebrated five years on January 16, 2013.

Flickr History Timeline

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About Gary Price

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.