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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?

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codenegar says

1 terabyte! That’s really huge and unbelievable.

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Solidbeats Envato team says

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

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codenegar says

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

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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.

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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.

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Giallo says

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

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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.

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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. :)

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