Flickr is branching out. In addition to still images, Flickr is now allow uploads of videos under 90 seconds in length as well. Are they trying to eek into YouTube’s marketshare? Probably not. Are they trying to simply add functionality for their loyal Flickr users? Probably. The service is only available to premium users (who pay the whopping $25 per year). The videos show up alongside photos in updates from what your friends have posted and in search results. Here is the FAQ on Flickr Video. I think it will be interesting to see how much this feature is used, and if it’s used in addition to or instead of posting something to YouTube. It’s one more way to post videos (at least the short ones) online, and to reach out to your users online. YAY!
April 9, 2008
“Flickr adding video”
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