Swivel plots growth of CC at Flickr

Collaborative data and graphing site Swivel (blogged here — copyrightable elements are under CC Attribution) now features a dataset mapping the growth of CC licensing at Flickr over the last eleven months:

Growth of Creative Commons Photos on Flickr

Photo: Franz Patzig / CC BY

Explore 33 million CC licensed photos at Flickr.

Challenge: add datasets for other CC enabled content repositories to Swivel.


Beth Kanter remixes.

Swivel explains.

Jared Benedict writes about gathering the data and also making it available in tab delimited format and as a Google spreadsheet.

Another challenge: Gather older data points from http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://flickr.com/creativecommons. In October 2004 there were fewer than 100,000 CC licensed images on Flickr.