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Flickr: 5 Million Photos + Counting

Original Post by Stan Schroeder (mashable.com)
About the author: Stan has been writing for Mashable since 2007, and having the benefit (or the curse) of working in a European time zone, he's taken the post of European Editor. He's been a pro IT journalist in Croatia for over 6 years, having written, among numerous [...]

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Flickr has hit a big milestone: users have uploaded five billion photos to the photo sharing service.

The photo (above) of the Woodward's building in Vancouver has been uploaded by a user called yeoaaron, and it's officially the five billionth photo on Flickr. For a bit of history, check out the three billionth and the four billionth photos here and here.

According to Flickr, users upload more than 3,000 images to the site every minute. Although Flickr is the biggest social site that focuses on photo sharing, Facebook is still much larger with this regard; a year ago, it boasted 15 billion photos overall with 220 million new pictures posted each week.

Image courtesy of yeoaaron on Flickr

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