Yahoo! has decided, after eight years, to spend some energy improving Flickr. This is great news.
Specifically, there are three new improvements to Flickr that I think make it worth sharing photos (and videos) to again. Here they are (in a nutshell):
- 1 terabyte of space for storing photos and videos
- Access Flickr from anywhere on any device
- You can share videos up to 3 minutes in length
And, as an added bonus, Flickr looks nicer too.
Besides, these cool new improvements to Flickr, you can also share your photos in full resolution, a bonus if you are a professional photographer.
So What Can Flickr Be Used For?
Bloggers used to use Flickr as a place to store photos that they could use for their blogs. Today, WordPress makes that a whole lot easier. But if you aren’t using WordPress, or if you do other kinds of content marketing online using services like Squidoo and HubPages, then Flickr is still a great place to store and share photos. And with 1 terabyte of storage space, you should never run out of storage.
I don’t think paying for services like Dropbox is necessary unless you’ve got so many photos and videos that sites like Flickr are too primitive. In that case, store your limit on Flickr then buy a premium Drobox account.