Flickr, the photo-sharing website that has around more than forty million visitors per day, has now added a new feature to allow users to upload short videos to share. Users will be allowed to do everything that they do with photos and more with the new video uploading feature.
They will also be allowed to copyright and make their videos private to selective viewers only. This privacy control is important, especially today when internet security is becoming very weak. In order to make sure that video abuse is not going in at Flickr, there will be a team that will keep an eye on different video activities going on.
While the motives for this are not known, some believe it is because Yahoo(associated with Flickr) wants to be the leading web search engine and be the first place you visit, during your web browsing experience.
While Google Video, and the more famous YouTube, have been around quite awhile longer Flickr is a great means to upload shorter and more personal videos, because of its privacy options. Suppose you have a video of a family wedding and would only like people in your family to see it, Flickr can make this desire possible.
The Flickr video uploading system will be available in many languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and more.
Ali Qamar, Staff Reporter