7 New Languages for Flickr

    June 13, 2007

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.