Photo and video sharing today is one of the biggest hobbies, if you may amongst millions of individuals in today’s world. With the popularity of camera photos and videos at an all-time high, photo sharing apps that are available on the internet are raking in the money. Flickr is one such photo and video sharing site that allows people to enjoy and showcase their media skill.
Launched in February 2004 by a Vancouver based company known as Ludicorp, Flickr’s journey began in Canada. In 2005, the company was obtained by Yahoo! The purchase was estimated to be in the range of $22-25 million and Yahoo! shut down their photo sharing service to promote Flickr. The servers were changed from Canadian to American and many users of Flickr who were present before the acquisition criticized the move of having to associate their accounts with Yahoo!made compulsory.
Once Flickr was obtained by Yahoo, they decided to come up with more features to enhance the app. By the end of 2006, people could upload up to 200 MB worth of photographs a month and the 2GB cap on Flickr Pro users too was removed. BY 2009, users of Flickr were able to upload photos and videos in HD. In 2013, users were able to upload up to 1 TB of data onto the site as well as a scrolling home page.