It’s Monday and the biggest news is that apparently Facebook is putting together its own phone. Facebook is denying it, it’s ‘definitely’ using Android and it looks like a blue iPhone (funny picture). All of that is to say that there is nothing going on.
What did happen though is that Flickr has hit a milestone with photo number 5 billion posted to the site over the weekend! Woo-hoo! Although Flickr is far from the Internet photo posting king (that title belongs to, you guessed it, Facebook) it is still very much alive and one of the few Yahoo holdings that actually knows what it does.
Here is the picture that hit the milestone which is Aaron Yeo’s artistic interpretation of the view of the Woodward’s Building in Vancouver.
According to Media Culpa a blog that apparently obsessively tracks these things, photo-sharing site Flickr has hit the 5 billionth photo milestone today with the above, uploaded by Flickr user yeoaaron. Media culpa blogger Hans Kullin also points out that Flickr has been growing at about 1 billion photos per year, over the past 3 years, eclipsed in market share by social giant Facebook which hit 15 billion photos uploaded in April of 2009.
Flickr has confirmed Media Culpa’s numbers.