Flickr, the photo-sharing community owned by Yahoo!, has added seven languages to their system “to help the global Flickr community more easily explore, find, manage and share photos,” their press release stated.
The release said:
Flickr, one of the world’s leading online photo-sharing communities, today will launch flickr.com in seven additional languages to help the global Flickr community more easily explore, find, manage and share photos. Over half of Flickr members already use Flickr in regions outside the United States, and this new language support will bring the Flickr community to even more people around the world.
“Flickr has established itself as the eyes of the world, with millions of people all over the planet sharing photos of every imaginable aspect of life,” said Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and general manager of Flickr at Yahoo! “Today, we’re expanding our language support to make that dialogue easier and to connect those who may not speak the same language, but who share the same passions.”
Flickr fosters connections and interaction among the online community to encourage the sharing and discovery of what people see and experience in their everyday lives. Whether communicating with friends and family, conversing about shared interests, or capturing breaking news, members can upload and share photos from anywhere at anytime. Now, with multiple languages supported, members can traverse language barriers to participate in one of the fastest growing online communities and share, explore and discover over 525 million photos taken by Flickr members from all over the world.
To celebrate this milestone, Flickr will host a series of global community events starting this month in Berlin, Paris, London and Montreal. Flickr will also unveil its 24 Hours of Flickr commemorative book illustrating life as it happened around the world in one day. 24 Hours of Flickr was a global photo project for which members were encouraged to submit one photo taken on May 5, 2007 to illustrate that day in the life of the Flickr community. For more information on the project, visit Yahoo.com and search for “24 Hours of Flickr.”
Flickr is one of the world’s leading online photo sharing communities where people explore, find, manage and share pictures of life’s daily moments with friends, family and the world. With 24 million worldwide visitors each month1, Flickr serves as the ‘eyes of the world’ and has revolutionized the sharing and discovery of what people see and experience through photos. Flickr was developed by Ludicorp in February 2004 and acquired by Yahoo! in March 2005. To share and explore the world’s photos, visit www.flickr.com.