As social network’s Facebook and MySpace continue to drive mind boggling consumer usage, certain activities bubble to the top as immensely popular. Among those activities is photo sharing. Doug Beaver, part of Facebook’s engineering team posted a note today with some interesting facts about the amount of photos posted, shared and served on Facebook. These stats put Facebook over the previously recognized largest photo sharing site, Photobucket, which has been rolled into MySpace after last year’s $250 million acquisition.
- 2-3 Terabytes of photos are being uploaded to the site every day
- We have just over one petabyte of photo storage
- We serve over 15 billion photo images per day
- Photo traffic now peaks at over 300,000 images served per second
The question on everyone’s mind…
If a photo’s worth a thousand words, how much market cap are 10 billion photos worth?