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May 1, 2006

Flickr founders find some time.

Are they the only folks who made Flickr what it is today? No. But they’re arguably the most important pair of webheads behind it. Time Magazine took note of the influence that Flickr has had on self-publishing, the nearly-ubiquitous functionality of tag clouds, and being able to harness the energy behind a visual, creative community. Both Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield have been featured in the current Time 100. On one hand, it makes me nervous when something as good as Flickr slips one notch closer to the mainstream. Part of me wishes Flickr could have been our little secret for just a while longer. Then again, the whole Yahoo! thing didn’t seem to have caused much damage after all the dust settled. Still, it does this Canuck heart proud to see a great thing get recognized at this level. Congrats, all around.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

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