As reported on their blog today, photo sharing site Flickr has now partnered with Meetup.com in order to bring users from all over the world together.
In a bright and shiny new layout, Meetup.com/flickr/ gathers information from any users interested in getting together for photowalks, exhibitions, or just to hang out and talk gadgets and provides easy access to a range of data based on city. With over 228 meetups already arranged in 141 cities around the world, it promises to be a huge community.
The Yahoo-based image sharing site has been around since 2005 and now boasts millions of registered users, all of whom can now easily partner with one another via Meetup. Travelers will find the site especially alluring, since so much of the travel experience is based around documentation.
With apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7, Flickr makes image sharing as easy as tapping a screen, which is especially important to photographers on the go. And as Josh Wolford reported a few months ago, mobile devices–particularly the iPhone–are a pretty popular way to upload pics to Flickr. As of November of last year, the Apple iPhone 4 was the second-most popular phone used on the site.
Users can start their own Meetup or join an existing one in their neighborhood; it’s as easy as searching the site by city. The site is easy to navigate and users can share their experiences across social media forums with the tag #FlickrMeetup.