By JIT Mukherjii
Mumbai, July 12th: Though Facebook is known as the largest social networking site in the world with around 500 million users, very few people are aware of the fact that over three billion photos are uploaded on the site each month.
In India, Facebook attracts close to 18 million unique users every month, which is larger than any other photo-sharing site. In comparison, Flickr.com attracts 1.91 million unique users per month (according to Vizisense) from India while Picasaweb.google.com gets about 1.61 million users every month.
Google says it understands album owners may not want to share their albums publicly. Ping Chen, a software engineer at Google, writes in the company’s official blog, “We know that sometimes you don’t want to share quite so publicly, but actually just want to share a link to a single unlisted photo, without revealing the whole album. We have now made this possible, by updating the “Link to this photo” URL so that the album name is hidden on the viewer’s photo page (the “Share” button still works as normal).”