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Webshots surpasses 250 Million photos mark
Mark Peters : August 14th 2005 - 16:18 CET
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WebShotsWebshots surpasses 250 Million photos mark : Webshots a leading online photo sharing Web site and a property of CNET Networks, Inc. today announced that on Sunday, August 7th, 2005, the 250 millionth digital photo was uploaded to its site, making Webshots the largest public photo library available online. With this milestone, Webshots, which attracts a vast community of people from around the world to help them express and entertain themselves as well as connect with others to share their common interests and passions, has seen its online digital photo library triple in size over the last year. Webshots, established in 1995, is the largest and one of the fastest-growing online photo sharing communities on the Internet.
Webshots surpasses 250 Million photos mark Largest photo sharing Web site
"When we acquired Webshots last August, we were excited to welcome the largest photo sharing Web site into our network, and made a commitment to continue to build the product and enhance its services so we could keep that momentum going," said Martin Green, corporate vice president in charge of CNET Networks' Webshots and CNET Download.com divisions. "We're very proud of this milestone, which to us represents the successful integration of our teams, and our ability to scale Webshots' capacity as we enhance the service to attract a much higher level of participation from our members."

250 millionth digital photo uploaded
The 250 millionth photo was uploaded to Webshots by Geoffrey Dela Cruz, who used the site to share photos of his cousin's wedding. To celebrate this milestone, Dela Cruz won a brand new 5 mega-pixel digital camera and custom merchandise from the Webshots online store. "I have friends and family all over the United States and I have friends serving in Iraq. Webshots brings us closer together by helping me share the pictures I have of all the fun times we've had together," said Dela Cruz.

Photo sharing capabilities
As Webshots continues to grow, it is dedicated to maintaining a high level of customer service. While expanding its technology platform to accommodate the continuous high volume of photo uploads, the company has simultaneously enhanced its photo sharing capabilities, enabling consumers to search and access photos in the library quickly and effortlessly. Meanwhile, Webshots' photo approval, monitoring and editorial practices allow it to maintain a high degree of service integrity.

About Webshots
More than 24.5 million unique visitors worldwide visited Webshots in June 2005, according to comScore MediaMetrix. Webshots is the world's largest online photo sharing site, offering its members a trusted place to share, explore and connect with others through the power of digital photos. Webshots' active community can share images via photo eCards, online photo albums, custom prints and gifts and more. Through free homepages and its Favorite Members network, consumers can connect with friends, family and millions of others worldwide.

About CNET Networks
CNET Networks, Inc. is a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age. CNET Networks takes pride in being a different kind of media company, creating richer, deeper interactive experiences by combining the wisdom and passion of users, marketers and its own expert editors. CNET Networks' leading brands -- such as CNET, GameSpot, MP3.com, Webshots and ZDNet - focus on the personal technology, entertainment and business technology categories. The company has a strong presence in the US, Asia and Europe.

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