MONTREAL, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Flickr, one of the world's leading
online photo-sharing communities, today is launching 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
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 Montreal, Berlin, Paris and London.
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.qc.ca 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
month(1), 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.
About Yahoo! Canada
Yahoo! Canada Co. is a leading Internet destination that provides online
products and services to meet the needs of Canadians and offers a range of
tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users.
Yahoo! Canada services Canadians in both English and in French through its
sites, www.yahoo.ca and Yahoo! Québec http://yahoo.qc.ca. Yahoo! Canada is
headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
(1) According to Comscore WorldMatrix, April 2007
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