February 2, 2004
Launch of Flickr
In February of 2004, Flickr.com was first launched by Ludicorp, a Vancouver, British Columbia based company. However, in March of 2005, Yahoo acquired Ludicorp, therefore acquiring Flickr. The Web site allows users to upload an unlimited amount of photos, and implements the use of tags, so users can search through photos by subject. Flickr is used widely by professional and amateur photographers alike; the Library of Congress even has their own flickr database containing thousands of historic photographs.