Flickr is a photo management and sharing application, Flickr was first launched in 2004 mainly for photographers and also for people who want to organise and share their photos.
The number of users on Flickr had initially grown so fast which allowed the company to expand and sell the app a year after it’s development to Yahoo in 2005, so what’s significant about the participation of these users besides allowing Yahoo to commercialise it?
The users of Flickr also have communities within the community of Flickr as a whole, users can create their own groups, public or private for them and their friends, or to find people who share people with similar interests, and example of a group would be University of Westminster Students. (Saudi students abroad is a group i’m a member of for example)
Users benefit through Flickr by making a name for themselves as photographers and by showing other photographers their skill and potential which could allow collaborations with other people, some challenges of Flickr though is the limitation of data that users can upload, each user with a free account can add up to a Terabyte of pictures and videos (which is still a big size of storage), users can then update their content by deleting old stuff and adding their new work.