Posted September 20, 2010 7:30 am by with 2 comments

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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.

TechCrunch reports:

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.

Happy Flickr-ing!

  • 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 ever said in any 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. It could very well be the largest collection of smut on the planet at this point.

    • you moron

      wow are you 18 yet? are you quite finished you baby? I mean really that is one of the major problems with society, whenever our society sees a naked body it is immediately assumed to be smut even if it is actual art. Art meant to glorify the human figure rather than degrade it. However, because most of us are only exposed to nudity during intercourse, the only thing we associate nudity with is intercourse. A perfect example of pavlov’s theory. I am happy they have artistic (doesn’t have to be good) nudity on there, it provides some sort of counterbalance for the enormous amounts of violence on the news. Images of violence that is freely available in grade schools and libraries. Thankfully it is quite easy to limit the access children have to flickr nudity, through a safe search system. If parents cannot be bothered to monitor what their children access online, it shouldn’t be flickr’s fault. Parents should be jailed for child neglect! hows about that!