On November 3, 2008, the 3 billionth picture was uploaded to flickr generating 16,762 views for the photo until now. Had I not subscribed to Bryan Alexander’s blog this memorable moment would have passed unnoticed for me. Now I can pause for a second and contemplate a little bit.

  • If every person on earth had uploaded a picture to flickr, almost 45% of the population would have already done so. According to the CIA World Factbook there are 6,706,993,152 people (estimate of July 2008).
  • My flickr statistics show that I uploaded 373 photos. That is just 0.00001% of 3 billion.
  • However, my pictures have already been viewed 3,614 times as of now (excluding my views). That is much more exposure than they would have ever gotten in my paper photo albums.
  • One photo even made it into an online article.
  • How many flickr photos do not have the traditional copyright? Most of the pictures I post have a Creative Commons license and can be used freely.

I have many more pictures still sitting on a hard drive waiting to be uploaded, and then there are all those that are not yet digitized… Thus, I will continue to contribute photos to flickr.

almost the 3 billionth photo
almost the 3 billionth photo

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2 thoughts on “Almost half the population

  1. Thanks for sharing this – would have passed me too 🙂

    I’ve activated my stats too now, I’m already looking forward to seeing the results. Hopefully I’ll remember to come back and share them as well…

  2. Hi Kristina!

    I finally found your blog, I congratulate myself for it, it’s been a joy to visit and read you.
    Thanks for acting as mirror and for leaving a comment, it was very helpful. I have not come up with a different name though.
    I understand why your pictures have been seen so many times, you have beautiful ones here in your blog. Now, I will try to find you at Flickr to see some more. I need more practice with Flickr, I spend more time trying to use a picture I have posted there than loading it directly from my hard drive 🙂

    See you around. Besos. Maru

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