Want to take a guess what the 5 billionth photo was?
I'm gonna go with "some kinda bullshit" …and then look above and that's the photo and I'm right.
Basically, Flickr is like having to sit through all the boring photos my girlfriend took while in South America times five. And though you have to commend them for the sheer volume of photos they've come to host on their site, at some point you have to sit down and think, we're using energy to store all of this?
I mean, even with traditional photos eventually you cleaned out your basement or set your house on fire to collect insurance money or something. With "users upload[ing] more than 3,000 images to the site every minute," the real accomplishment would be getting back under 5 billion.
I vote we start by deleting the 5 billionth image. There's already plenty of images of that crazy building online.