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Three billionth photo uploaded to Flickr

Popular photo-sharing site continues to grow


Flickr, the popular photo and video hosting site, has had its three billionth photo posted on its site.

The three billionth photo was posted on 3rd November 2008 by garret_ryan_smith. It’s a photo of a grey door and has been titled ‘3 billion!’.

The Flickr website was launched in February 2004 and is ranked by Alexa, the web information company, as being the 30th most popular site in the world.

Most intuitive photo hosting service 

Flickr Pro has been described in our recent photo sharing website test as being ‘by far the most intuitive service for organising and categorising photos’. The report goes on to say: ‘Kodak and Photobox are extremely simple to use, but they don’t have as many endearing features as Snapfish and Flickr Pro, whereas myPixmania.com and Foto.com simply aren’t as slick as the other services we looked at.’

The three billionth photo received a mixed reaction in the Which? office, with some employees liking the picture and others describing it as boring, The picture can be seen here on the Flickr website.

G1 photo gallery

There are several Which? Technology galleries hosted on Flickr’s website, featuring the T-Mobile Google Android phone, the Apple iPhone 3G, the Panasonic Lumix G1 camera, and various shots taken from the Ceatec 2008 show in Tokyo. These will soon be joined by a gallery of photos featuring the just-launched BlackBerry Storm.

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