Flickr now has video. I’m actually pretty surprised that it took them this long to add it. They’re not going to be able to compete with YouTube in many ways, and I think they know it. I think they’re looking for videos that are artistic, but still home made. Their video FAQ says video on Flickr is:
- A long photo
- Simple – not overproduced or slick
- Possibly the best answer so far: The Great Unknown
They have a limit of 90 seconds which is really going to limit things and definitely pushes the medium in the “long photo” direction. I’ve uploaded a bunch of old videos and some new ones. One of them, a video of a cuttlefish at the Sydney Aquarium set to music got noticed by someone on the Flickr team and got listed as one of their favorites, so I’m pretty happy about that.