Facebook sets a new Photo upload record

by Klaus on January 5, 2011

in Facebook, Photography

Randi Zuckerberg (Mark’s sister) who leads Facebook’s consumer marketing team, wrote in a tweet that 750 million photos were uploaded to Facebook during the New Years Eve weekend. The previous record was during Halloween 2010.

In July 2010, Facebook said more than 100 million photos are uploaded to their site – each day!

It’s unknown exactly how many photos are currently stored on Facebook, but if you estimate that each Facebook user has uploaded 100 photos (on average), times 500 million users, there could potentially be 50 billion photos on Facebook servers…

Flickr said in September 2010 that their users have uploaded a 5 billion photos.

If you want to see a smaller amount of photos, check out TechPatio’s Photo of the Week!


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com January 6, 2011 at 02:40

I think the latest update where you can store the high quality photos contribute a lot to this stats

Klaus January 6, 2011 at 11:06

Yes – and also gives Facebook more options for using our photos for their own purposes 🙂
(I should have left my tin foil hat at home…)

rijans | TechGainer January 6, 2011 at 05:31

A memorable record in Facebook’s history. Facebook is now also permit us to download a full photo from facebook. This option was not enabled before.

Martin January 6, 2011 at 09:39

wow … that’s quite an impressive amount of photos (and traffic).
Oh hey, while were at facebook. The Social Network was actually quite good, better then expected.

Klaus January 6, 2011 at 11:07

I agree, The Social Network movie was better than expected, but I’m not going to buy it on DVD or anything, ever 🙂 I’m probably not going to watch it again, either… but as a one-time-show, it was a good watch.

Angelique January 7, 2011 at 09:27

I am just wondering… Does FB makers get hold of our pictures every time we upload pictures in FB?

darcy January 7, 2011 at 16:26

That is a hard number to wrap the mind around.

Thess January 8, 2011 at 10:35

wow! this really proves how addicted people are in facebook. 🙂

Ron January 10, 2011 at 09:33

That was HUGE number! Great share Klaus!

mme January 13, 2011 at 13:30

wow, this show hows peoples beleive in bacebook

DJ ARIF January 21, 2011 at 09:49

That’s great, Facebook is getting higher and higher position than other social sites.

Nitin @ virtual assistant January 27, 2011 at 12:07

Whoa!! That’s huge! People are practically breathing facebook!
Personally I don’t understand the need to constantly share every little info on social networks…

Rakib March 24, 2012 at 05:33

Facebook is becoming boring this days…………Mark Zukar should build something more interesting :/


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