Interview with Caterina Fake from Flickr

From the egadget: “Flickr is quickly becoming one of the most popular “moblog” and photo sharing site, is it the interface? The APIs? Caterina talks about this and more! ”

“Flickr’s originality as an online photo sharing site comes from the marriage of content that users create the online community that they share their photos with…  

The network creates a kind of self-organization that makes all kinds of things possible: collaborative curation, group scrapbooking, easy search, dynamically assembled galleries — and has resulted in the best organized collection of photos in the world. Over 80% of the photos in
Flickr are public — you can make it so only your friends or family sees your photos — which makes all kinds of creative collaboration possible.

We also make it really easy to get your photos into Flickr, and really easy to get them out again in whatever way you like, whether that be by RSS feed, posting them to blogs, or, as some of our users have done, making dynamic screensavers built on the Flickr API.

There is a free version of Flickr, limited to 10 MB uploads a month and 100 photos displayed on Flickr; the paid version permits 1GB uploads a month, and unlimited storage (as well as unlimited photosets, no ads and other things). ”