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Fried some shrimp and as I took these French fries out of the oven, this thought came to me.... meanwhile, hubby is waiting to eat and I am playing with the fries...

Flickr ~


Owner Yahoo!
Created by Ludicorp
Launched February 2004
Current status Active
Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community platform. It was one of the earliest Web 2.0 applications. In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository. Its popularity has been fueled by its organization tools, which allow photos to be tagged and browsed by folksonomic means. As of November 2007, it claims to host more than 2 billion images.

Flickr was developed by Ludicorp, a Vancouver based company that launched Flickr 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 was shelved.
Early versions of Flickr focused on a multiuser chat room called FlickrLive with real-time photo exchange capabilities. There was also an emphasis on collecting images found on the web rather than photographs taken by users. 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, group photo pools and interestingness, for which a patent is pending.

In March 2005, Yahoo! acquired Ludicorp and Flickr. During the week of June 28, 2005, all content was migrated from servers in Canada to servers in the United States, resulting in all data being subject to United States federal law.

On May 16, 2006, Flickr updated its services from beta to "gamma", along with a design and structural overhaul. According to the site's FAQ, the term "gamma", rarely used in software development, is intended to be tongue-in-cheek to indicate that the service is always being tested by its users, and is in a state of perpetual improvement. For all intents and purposes, the current service is considered a stable release.

In December 2006, upload limits on free accounts were increased to 100MB a month (from 20MB) and were removed from Pro Accounts, permitting unlimited uploads for holders of these accounts (originally a 2GB per month limit).

In January 2007, Flickr announced that "Old Skool" members--those who had joined before the Yahoo acquisition--would be required to associate their account with a Yahoo ID by March 15 to continue using the service. This move was criticized by some users.

On April 9, 2008, Flickr began to allow paid subscribers to upload videos limited to 90 seconds in length and 150MB in size.

archer10 (Dennis) REPOSTING, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. swt snookie 79 months ago | reply

    He,he,he your are soooooo creative, your wheels are always turning!!! Love this. Thanks for all the history, now I want some shrimp and fries please!!!! lol Good one!!
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  2. cheroberta123 79 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called One Word: WOW!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    This is great, are so creative.

  3. Aamir Yunus 79 months ago | reply

    Amazing capture!

    P.S I still can't see all the photos from my contacts. Looks like flicker is having hiccups.

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  4. kmrphotography 79 months ago | reply

    yummy looking flickr fries!!

    SEEN IN :

    Top 20 Food Pix (mmmm)

  5. seadawg_360 79 months ago | reply

    Well done my friend, the write-up didn't mention the frequent 'flickr hiccups'! :-D

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called What I love!!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. Mariana Marian 79 months ago | reply

    You are a Top 20 Food Pix (mmmm) Winner!

    Top 20 Food Pix (mmmm)
    CongratZ ! Your photo made it to the bottom !!!
    Please post it in the appropriate Thread !

  7. Mariana Marian 79 months ago | reply

    Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Maravillas del nuevo mundo y nos encantaría agregar esto al grupo.

  8. Mariana Marian 79 months ago | reply

    Te invito a agregar tu foto a:
    Please add your photo to:
    ¡¡Buen Provecho!!
    Comidas y Bebidas
    Food & Drink

  9. Terri.Flickr.Chic ♥ 79 months ago | reply

    What a creative idea!!!!

  10. nushuz 79 months ago | reply

    Lol...cute capture! Thanks for all the flickr trivia~

  11. Larpoon 79 months ago | reply

    Once again you have me lost for words and that takes some doing i might add.

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  12. ladydipim 79 months ago | reply

    Awwww.. missed this one.. Great idea! Makes me hungry too

  13. Blunder 79 months ago | reply

    Dear Hubby:

    "There is no great art without sacrifice".

    We all appreciate you going hungry over this one.

  14. storeknut 79 months ago | reply

    Letting the hubby wait for his food isn't very kind! But I'm sure you were forgiven when he saw this great picture. What goes on in your head give us a lot of joys!! I just love your imagination and humour!!


    I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
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  15. craftedfromtheheart 79 months ago | reply

    the look on hubby's face must have been priceless!!!

    I saw your chips and decided I was hungry so just had some lunch! Actually daughter made it (she is off school today)as I tend to eat a lot of fruit and she isn't into that LOL

    Interesting info re Flickr, never knew about ANY of that stuff!

  16. turtlemom4bacon 79 months ago | reply

    Thank you my dear Flickr friends for your always welcomed humorous comments, invites, faves and awards!!! Actually, hubby is used to the dinner delays as he says "Flickr moment?" LOLLLLL
    He is happy I have found something to interest me and enjoys seeing the results!!

  17. sylkky2 33 months ago | reply

    Your Photo has Made it to the Bottom:

    Top 25 Red, Orange and Yellow
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