Monday, October 20, 2008

How many images are there in the world?

Facebook announced that they hosts 10 billion images last week. Wow, so many photos! Also, CNET reported that photobucket hosts 6.2 billion photos and flickr hit 2 billion photos just less than a year ago. There’re also lots of photos in your PC. How many images are there in the world? No one can calculate it correctly, but it is certain that the number of images will increase dramatically. Searching for images becomes important and scalability of search is a critical point. That is why our service attracts many attentions. Currently, the number of searchable data at GazoPa is more than 50 million, since we’re crawling the web continuously, our cover area is increasing. I’m not sure when we can reach to the goal, but we should know ‘The longest journey begins with a single step’.

1 comment:

Ahmad said...

I was wondering if there will be an answer to this question long time ago, thanks alot, lol.