7 New Languages for Flickr

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It’s been five weeks since Yahoo shuttered Yahoo Photos in favor of Flickr. Tuesday, Flickr expanded into 7 new languages, with another possibly on the way.

Peter Cashmore acknowledges that the expansion has been a little slow in coming. There are now several non-English Flickr facsimiles which will compete with the new Flickrs. The real Flickr has 24 million users (!).

One also has to wonder how well the name “Flickr” will translate into the new languages. Here are my suggestions for some in-language equivalents:

  • French–scintillemnt
  • Italian–tremolre (or better yet, tremlr)
  • German–Schnalzr
  • Portuguese–oscilaçã or flimr
  • Spanish–centeyeo
  • traditional Chinese (Mandarin?) — ?
  • Korean — ?

(Sorry, I can’t do non-Roman characters.)

Don’t you think ‘Schnazlr‘ would totally catch on?

A Japanese version is rumored to be next.




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About Jordan McCollum
Jordan McCollum is a staff writer for the popular marketing blog Marketing Pilgrim. She has worked in search engine optimization with clients including 3M, Little Giant Ladders and ADP. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Jordan joined the SEO copywriting team at the Internet marketing firm 10x Marketing. After 10x closed its doors in December 2006, Jordan became a freelance writer and Internet marketing consultant specializing in SEO. She also has extensive experience with web analytics, conversion rate enhancement and e-mail marketing. WebProNews Writer
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