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Flickr, the online photo-sharing service, has a nifty word chart of what the most popular tags used are.  But they’re arranged in a big block, and I wondered what they’d look like if they were sorted by size.

So, I did that.

I put the font size after the item, so you can have a slightly better idea of its relative importance, and pulled the actual photo count for the first few tags.

Also, I love the fact that Flickr lists the top 145 tags.  Top 145? 150 was too extreme?

  1. cameraphone (36)—70276 photos
  2. party (32)—49066 photos
  3. snow (31)—44216 photos
  4. family (31)—46842 photos
  5. nyc (30)
  6. japan (30)
  7. friends (30)
  8. winter (29)
  9. vacation (29)
  10. travel (29)
  11. christmas (29)
  12. wedding (28)
  13. me (28)
  14. london (28)
  15. moblog (27)
  16. california (27)
  17. art (27)
  18. unfound (26)
  19. sanfrancisco (26)
  20. night (26)
  21. nature (26)
  22. cat (26)
  23. birthday (26)
  24. beach (26)
  25. sky (25)
  26. newyork (25)
  27. food (25)
  28. dog (25)
  29. bw (25)
  30. trip (24)
  31. sunset (24)
  32. photo (24)
  33. people (24)
  34. water (23)
  35. vancouver (23)
  36. italy (23)
  37. graffiti (23)
  38. flowers (23)
  39. flower (23)
  40. australia (23)
  41. architecture (23)
  42. portrait (22)
  43. paris (22)
  44. new (22)
  45. macro (22)
  46. canada (22)
  47. blue (22)
  48. baby (22)
  49. tree (21)
  50. tokyo (21)
  51. summer (21)
  52. seattle (21)
  53. red (21)
  54. music (21)
  55. holiday (21)
  56. france (21)
  57. park (20)
  58. newzealand (20)
  59. mexico (20)
  60. halloween (20)
  61. green (20)
  62. europe (20)
  63. england (20)
  64. china (20)
  65. chicago (20)
  66. urban (19)
  67. street (19)
  68. light (19)
  69. kids (19)
  70. india (19)
  71. home (19)
  72. clouds (19)
  73. city (19)
  74. car (19)
  75. uk (18)
  76. trees (18)
  77. losangeles (18)
  78. house (18)
  79. hawaii (18)
  80. florida (18)
  81. february (18)
  82. cats (18)
  83. blackandwhite (18)
  84. white (17)
  85. sign (17)
  86. scotland (17)
  87. march (17)
  88. landscape (17)
  89. january (17)
  90. garden (17)
  91. boston (17)
  92. amsterdam (17)
  93. usa (16)
  94. thailand (16)
  95. texas (16)
  96. spain (16)
  97. orange (16)
  98. germany (16)
  99. december (16)
  100. berlin (16)
  101. autumn (16)
  102. animals (16)
  103. window (15)
  104. sydney (15)
  105. squaredcircle (15)
  106. sea (15)
  107. reflection (15)
  108. phone (15)
  109. mobile (15)
  110. lake (15)
  111. fun (15)
  112. church (15)
  113. yellow (14)
  114. work (14)
  115. washington (14)
  116. streetart (14)
  117. spring (14)
  118. old (14)
  119. mountains (14)
  120. dogs (14)
  121. building (14)
  122. barcelona (14)
  123. toronto (13)
  124. school (13)
  125. river (13)
  126. ocean (13)
  127. museum (13)
  128. ice (13)
  129. concert (13)
  130. centralpark (13)
  131. bridge (13)
  132. brasil (13)
  133. austin (13)
  134. animal (13)
  135. zoo (12)
  136. xmas (12)
  137. thegates (12)
  138. taiwan (12)
  139. oregon (12)
  140. october (12)
  141. lasvegas (12)
  142. fall (12)
  143. dc (12)
  144. day (12)
  145. africa  (12)—7734 photos

You can see the original here: Popular Tags on Flickr Photo Sharing.  They fixed up the page recently, and appear to be suppressing some tags that used to appear, like the year (2003, 2004, 2005).

Flickr says that they have 5.5 million photos.  If the top tag has 70,000 photos, that means that 1.27% of Flickr photos have that tag.

Oh, by the way, Yahoo! bought Flickr yesterday.  But you can read about that a zillion other places—though I still haven’t seen how much Yahoo paid…



 
 

 

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