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Commercial? Yes
Type of site Photo/video sharing
Available language(s) Arabic
Chinese (traditional)
English (original)
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Owner Yahoo! Inc.
Created by Ludicorp
Launched February 2004
Alexa rank #31[1]
Current status Active
Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community platform. In addition to being a popular website for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository.[2] As of June 2009, it claims to host more than 3.6 billion images[3], up from 3 billion in November 2008.[4]

Map sources

In addition to using commercial mapping data, Flickr now uses OpenStreetMap mapping for various cities; this began with Beijing during the run-up to the 2008 Olympic games. As of October 2008[update], this is used for Baghdad, Beijing, Kabul, Sydney, and Tokyo. OpenStreetMap data is collected by volunteers and is available on a CC-BY-SA 2.0 license from Creative Commons.

See also

  • Image hosting service
  • List of social networking websites
  • List of photo sharing websites
  • Photo sharing
  • User-generated content


  1. Alexa Top 500 Sites
  2. "Photo Site a Hit With Bloggers". Wired, Daniel Terdiman. 12.09.04. Retrieved 2008-08-28. "Flickr enables users to post photos from nearly any camera phone or directly from a PC. It also allows users to post photos from their accounts or from their cameras to most widely used blog services. The result is that an increasing number of bloggers are regularly posting photos from their Flickr accounts." 
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  4. 3 Billion Photos On Flickr<!-- Bot generated title -->

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