Wanna See Flickr's 5 Billionth Photo?

It’s always cool when a totally big-ass milestone is hit on something, sort of like Twitter’s 20 billionth tweet, which… well, I… posted about it awhile ago, but for the life of me, can’t find. Whatever. It was a boring tweet anyway. It’s just cool to nose in on the big milestones, whatever they may be.

And that’s exactly what this is: Flickr’s 5 billionth photo, uploaded by user Aaron Yeo – a view of the Woodward’s building in Vancouver, Canada.

According to Media Culpa, a blog that has enough time on its hands to track these stats, Flickr adds about a billion photos per year. So, with that in mind, let’s meet back here in 365 and see what’s up, yeah?

Frankly, I’m just happy the five billionth happened to be an interesting photo of reasonable artistry, and not… y’know, a drunken party photo. Not that Flickr tends to have terribly many of those – just sayin’.

Though, really, that would have been kind of funny, too.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • LA

    I agree the 5 billionth photo on Flikr is something of substance (no pun intended) to look at. The artistic other photos are impressive as well.

  • Jo Watson

    Wow, a billion photos. thats LOT of photos dude.

  • ahahha drunken party pics good one 😛

  • G

    Did the drunken party people leave the WWWWWWWW’s up there?

    Maybe thats the hidden angle?

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