Photo sharing site Flickr hits 6 billion photos record

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Online photo sharing site Flicker has just reached a new milestone; camera-happy photographers have uploaded more than six billion photos to the site.

“Over the last 5 years uploads have been increasing 20% year-over-year and we love hitting a milestone like this. It’s the ability to wander through the titles, tags, geotags, camera info, groups, comments, favs, and everything else associated with the photos that make the huge collection of photos on Flickr so unique. The more photos you upload, the more we all can explore!” said the company in an August 4 post on its blog.

iPhone photo sharing app Instagram also celebrated a milestone this week with 150,000,000 photos uploaded to its site. According to Instagram, its users are now showing photos with each other at a rate of 15 photos per second.