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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Four million and counting

In 2006, I began posting photographs and images to Flickr, an online image hosting service. As of this morning, my 46,478 photos and images have been viewed 4 million times. Which works out to approximately 875 hits per day.

Every Saturday since August 2009, I've chosen one particular photo to highlight, as Pic(k) of the Week, here at YFGF. They've usually been of beery content, but less so recently. (Since April 2012, I've also uploaded photos to Instagram, 409 times.)

Here's an early photo, taken in 2006, with a Canon PowerShot SD400 (a point-and-shoot compact camera):

February Blizzard 2006

Here's a more recent, less chilly image, taken with an Olympus Pen E-PL1 (a mirrorless, small sensor camera):

Budding geranium

My most-viewed photo, of no particular merit with 19,531 hits, is this one that I snapped at the Metro Richmond (Virginia) Zoo, in 2011. Might that have something to do with the name I gave the photo? "Camel toes."

Camel toes

A dubious distinction. Carry on.

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  • According to Wikipedia:
    Flickr was launched on 10 February 2004 by Ludicorp, a Vancouver-based company founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake. The service emerged from tools originally created for Ludicorp's Game Neverending, a Web-based massively multiplayer online game. Flickr proved a more feasible project, and ultimately Game Neverending was shelved. In March 2005, Yahoo! acquired Ludicorp and Flickr, for $22 to $25 million. On 13 June 2017, Verizon Communications acquired Yahoo!, including Flickr. On 20 April 2018, SmugMug acquired Flickr.

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