Twitter Photo Sharing Sites
Microblogging site Twitter (click here for info about Twitter) allows 140 characters to answer the question “what are you doing?” but words aren’t always enough which is where photos come into play. Many Twitter users tweet by using pictures to express where they are- what restaurant a networking event is at, the disaster with the subcontractor at their new listing, etc. With so many options at hand, it can be overwhelming so let’s check out four of the many options:
Newly released TweetPhoto not only allows users to share photos on Twitter, it has a social networking aspect allowing you to see your Twitter AND Facebook friends’ photos. TweetPhoto is the newest player in the field and I predict it will very quickly surpass all others- the interface is clean and simple and they’ve thought of many of the details others have missed.
With mobile phone integration, TwitPic has been around for quite some time. It’s basic and easy to use and is a reliable platform that allows you to upload a picture and then broadcast it to your Twitter contacts automatically.
SnapTweet allows you to share your Flickr images with your Twitter contacts- you set it up once and it automatically puts your Flickr photo uploads in your Twitter timeline. This is a great timesaver.
Picnik is a free photo editor (that I use as a substitute for Photoshop) that lets you manipulate photos you’ve uploaded to Flickr. This way, you can crop your pictures to get rid of that jerk in the gold lamme jacke before you publicly display them on Twitter. When you go to save an image in Picnik, look at the options of where to save and you’ll see the blue Twitter logo and voila, it’s broadcast to your followers!
Head to Head
Each service is free and has its advantages, most notably that they piggyback on your existing efforts in social media. Do you already use any of these four? There are others- do you have another service in your stable you recommend? My favorite is TweetPhoto, how about you?