7134 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Beta Tester
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
+1 more
doru says
http://www.flickr.com/

How they do it? How much server space they have? how they cover the costs if is free?

or more sinister (or noble, depending how you look at):

They just want everyone photos to be saved after the C/2012 S1 will hit earth as late as 2014? Maybe for future survivors? Or aliens who may visit a future lifeless earth?

:D ( love this conspiracy theories )

So any idea?

362 posts
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
codenegar says

1 terabyte! That’s really huge and unbelievable.

461 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Beta Tester
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Envato Staff
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 7-8 years
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
+4 more
Solidbeats Reviewer says

I’m pretty sure that the thousands of premium members helps out a bit (only assuming here) :)

362 posts
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
codenegar says

Maybe they have a technology to save data on atom. :D

1729 posts
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
gbs says

Seems like Flickr are trying to grab attention of more users and increase the user base as big as possible. Also they are leaving out Pro tier and replace by the Ad-free and doublr tier. With this Ad-free tier, maybe Yahoo would try to put up more ads than ever so it’s worth paying to get ad-free. The doublr tier is $500 a year doesn’t really make sense to me because it’s easy and free to get another terabyte – just register another account.

3069 posts
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Won a Competition
  • Sold between 50 000 and 100 000 dollars
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Exclusive Author
  • Romania
wickedpixel says

Give free services first, monetize after. (when you figure out ways)

That is the trend now. The same is happening with Tumbrl, service just bought by Yahoo for $1.1 billions.
Also, Flickr needs to fight 500px, which is super popular.

950 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Exclusive Author
  • Referred more than 2000 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Sold between 100 000 and 250 000 dollars
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
+5 more
Giallo says

because anybody uses it anymore, it’s annoying and unusable

3670 posts Community Moderator
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Netherlands
  • Community Moderator
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Exclusive Author
+4 more
Joost Volunteer moderator says

That’s it. I’m encrypting all my data into encoded jpgs. Unlimited cloud storage, here I come :D

On a more serious note: I think they’re just assuming people will never even get close to such a figure. As long as they have enough space available to compensate for the few that do, they can just spread out the capacity. Curious as to how they’re making enough money at this point, though. I mean, storage is cheap, but not that cheap, and especially bandwidth is a pain.

3069 posts
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Won a Competition
  • Sold between 50 000 and 100 000 dollars
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Exclusive Author
  • Romania
wickedpixel says

Just about a week or so there was a fact that on Youtube are uploaded 100hours of video every minute. Now those are really crazy. :)

349 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Netherlands
motionvids says

by
by
by
by
by
by