Flickr reaches 6 billion photos uploaded
Flickr has reached a major milestone -- 6 billion uploaded photos.
Over the last five years, uploads to Flickr have been increasing at about 20% year-over-year, with users currently uploading more than 2,500 images per minute, said Sheeva Zarechian, a spokeswoman for the site.
With a new billion-photo mark being hit every year for the last five years, it'll be interesting to see if Flickr can keep up the pace.
Facebook is currently the most popular photo-sharing site on the Web, with more than 100 million photos uploaded daily. New challengers such as 500px are emerging as well, not to mention Google continuing to overhaul Picasa with its Google+ project.
Here are some links to other milestone photos on Flickr:
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Image: A screenshot of Flickr's 6-billionth uploaded photo as posted on its blog. Credit: Flickr / eon60