is an image hosting
and video hosting
website, web services
suite, and online community
created by Ludicorp and later acquired by Yahoo!
. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers
to host images that they embed in blogs and social media
. For mobile users, Flickr has an official app for iPhone
and for Windows Phone 7
, but not for other mobile devices.
Flickr was developed by Ludicorp, a Vancouver
-based company, and launched in February 2004. The service emerged out of 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
Early versions of Flickr focused on a multiuser chat room
called FlickrLive with real-time photo exchange capabilities. The successive evolutions focused more on the uploading and filing backend for individual users and the chat room was buried in the site map. It was eventually dropped as Flickr's backend systems evolved away from the Game Neverending's codebase.
Some of the key features of Flickr not initially present were tags
, marking photos as favorites,... Read More