Popular photo-sharing and social networking site Flickr, a Yahoo! company, launched a new service this week. Users can now upload up to 90 seconds of video taken from any recording device to their accounts, along with their favorite photos.
User videos will be organized and shared in the same way that photos already are. Users can tag videos, include them in photostreams, embed them on other websites, and more.
“Video on Flickr is an extension of what Flickr is already doing with more than 2 billion photos worldwide – providing a place where people capture and share life’s daily moments,” said Kakul Srivastava, general manager of Flickr at Yahoo!. “Digital media has led to a new behavior emerging in the market and people are much more likely to shoot short video clips, essentially “long photos,” with their digital still cameras and mobile phones. There is a great resonance between this new category of content and with the kind of authentic, personal moments already being shared on Flickr.”