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Two billionth photo uploaded to Flickr

Staffers over at Flickr HQ are apparently squealing with joy at the two billionth photo uploaded earlier in the week. Posted by a user named yukesmooks from Brisbane, Australia, it shows a gum tree framed by a classic Australian sky.

Staffers over at Flickr HQ are apparently squealing with joy at the two billionth photo uploaded earlier in the week. Posted by a user named yukesmooks from Brisbane, Australia, it shows a gum tree framed by a classic Australian sky.

According to the Flickr blog entry:

You see, we've been watching and waiting here at FlickrHQ… Some of the team were even placing bets on the exact date and time we'd pass this huge milestone... Now that we're here, we'll pause for just a moment to reflect.

Stephen Shankland over at CNET News.com feels that it reflects the sheer magnitude of the challenge faced by Microsoft and others in trying to reproduce what Flickr has built.

Personally, I wonder if someone have ever calculated the annual cost — power, staffing, etc. — of keeping two billion digital pictures online.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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