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Steady growth for Flickr as it reaches 6 billion photos

As you may know, I have been keeping an eye on the growth of the popular image hosting site/community Flickr. It turns out that in spite of new cool photo apps like Instragram and others quickly adding new fans, Flickr continues to grow with about one billion new photos per year, or to be more precise, it takes about 11 months to add another billion.

The 6 billionth photo was uploaded to the site on Aug 1, 2011 so Flickr seems to be growing at the exact same pace as it has done the last three years (see below). Photo number 5 billion was uploaded on Sept 18, 2010.

Flickr 6 billionth photo - chart

The 6 billionth photo can be was shot by Flickr user eon60 and can be viewed here.

Previous milestones for Flickr:

22 Oct 04: 1,000,000
20 Apr 05: 10,000,000
15 Feb 06: 100,000,000
22 Sep 06: 250,000,000
15 May 07: 500,000,000
19 Jul 07: 850,000,000
06 Oct 07: 1,500,000,000
13 Nov 07: 2,000,000,000
17 May 08: 2,500,000,000
03 Nov 08: 3,000,000,000
04 May 09: 3,500,000,000
11 Oct 09: 4,000,000,000
18 Sept 10: 5,000,000,000
1 Aug 11: 6,000,000,000

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