The May 28th stats are in over at Flickr Blog:
- We serve 12,000 photos a second at peak times — that’s 2,654,208,000 bits each and every second (8:20 PM)
- We set an all-time upload record yesterday: 2,070,075 photos in 24 hours! (8:40 PM)
- The Flickrverse has over 8.5 million registered members (9:00 PM)
- Over 10 million unique tags have been added to photos on Flickr (9:20 PM)
This answers the endless inquiries in multitudes of flickr groups as to how many members are on flickr, but we still don’t know how many photos are housed there. You could spend a lifetime, probably several, viewing tens of thousands of photostreams. Eight point five million members, and growing.
“Wow” hardly seems to cover it.
The gadget-oriented blogosphere is bubbling with news this morning about the release of Microsoft’s Milan, a coffee-table sized and oriented touch-screen computer, which looks amazingly like the set up presented by Jeff Han at the TED talks in Monterey, California last year. Scenes of “Minority Report” technology. (Have to wonder which came first; Milan has been under development for 5 years, while “Minority Report” came out in 2002.)
When the Apple iPhone was announced earlier this year it incorporated some of the amazing features of this touch screen interface. But a coffee table? I’m hoping that you can at least angle the surface, because if you have to perch over the table like they’ve shown on Gizmodo, chiropractors and massage therapists should expect a huge increase in business following users with lower back problems.
Of course I have a serious case of gadget lust. Does it come with WiFi, surround sound and a second mortgage?
there’s nothing better for you we say. Drink water todaaaaay!” (PSA regularly broadcast on Abie Nathan’s now long silent Voice of Peace radio station, which came to you “from somewhere in the Mediterranean”. The PSA, however, has a life of its own and continues to be heard regularly on Israeli radio.)
(hat tip: boingboing.net)
Even though I still have a craving for Dr. Pepper or A&W Root Beer, I’ve just sworn off the stuff.
It’s either food poisoning or a virus, but our company’s mid-week, overnight outing at the Dead Sea last week has left me a bit weak in the knees (which is about as close as I’m going to get to naming any other pertinent body parts).
Posting will resume when I can sit for, ok well… whenever.
(Sorry folks. Comments are closed on this one. This too shall pass…)
Uuuh! My hand is stuck!
Originally uploaded by and many thanks to rcvernors for the wonderful picture.
(image removed after rcvernors changed the license from CC to copyright…you can still click on the link to go to the image on flickr)