TwitPic is going to have another one as its challenger as Flickr finally accepts letting users share links of their photos on Twitter. The photo sharing site has initiated Flickr Twitter Beta that would let users to link Twitter and Flickr accounts with an open ID and can send tweets when you feel like sharing a photo you upload through email. While the process might sound a bit tiring, but its pretty easy to use, simply add 2twitter just before the @. However it’s up to you to decide which photos you want to share rather than automatically send all the photos you upload.
While Twitter has grown exponentially in the recent past, almost doubling the traffic. However site analytics companies, Compete and Quantcast report the traffic to have fallen and not just halted. While this is definitely an error as Twitter continues to boast heavier traffic, compared to numerous other sites, which include the New York Times and the WSJ. However there are a few things that Twitter should do to enhance user experience on the micromessaging service. These might include realtime experience as well, much like what FriendFeed has done lately.
Remember TwittAd? The startup that let you cash in your followers on Twitter by letting advertisers promote their products on user profiles? Well the team behind it has been busy working upon user feedback and has released a couple of new updates. The updates includes full disclosure on campaigns which include publisher badge that will be displayed on users Twitter background. Along with that users will be able to select tweets which best suit your taste and launch a campaign likewise. Lets see if these updates act as a worthy bait to fish advertisers to use the service.
Now there are quite a lot of Twitter services/applications that might let you extend your Twitter status beyond 140 characters and having another one to be more descriptive won’t hurt. TwitterContd is another startup that lets you say to your fill on Twitter. It is a bit different though, as it lets you assign shortcuts to the phrases you most commonly use. Like greetings, answers to certain questions. This saves time by removing the need to type those statements again and again. Along with that you can also perform tasks like uploading audio, video and documents up to maximum size of 100 MB. Sounds more than useful and hence I would take away the label of another startup which I earlier assigned to it.
Here comes another one to make sharing photos easier on Twitter as Posterous released its new features. The startup that let you share/post anything by simply sending an email has added photo sharing as well with the help of as many a dozen Twitter clients. The bigger part of the news is that Posterous has made a huge stride forward in this by integrating some of the most popular clients, including Seesmic Desktop, Tweetie for Mac. etc and the only major player left out is TweetDeck. But does it really matter all that much? This would also enable auto-postiing to various social networking sites including Twitter, Flickr, Facebook as well as maintain your very own photo blog at Posterous. Sounds more than useful and equally enticing to have users adopting it for sharing images. So is TwitPic going to have some serious competition with Posterous? You are more than welcome to be Nostradamus and predict the future of the two as comments.
When almost half the people on Twitter consider that the purpose of Twitter is primarily having maximum followers it becomes easier for scammers to fish follower hungry users. Earlier today a similar one broke out at Twitter that had the right words to Phish the ever demanding Tweeples. A tweet would appear in your stream with the ever enticing OMG I just got over 1000 followers today from http://twittercut.com. Just watch out and don’t click the link. And in case you do just don’t enter your Twitter credentials when you are directed to the site. The account from which it originated has been suspended but it keeps appearing now and then from those who have fallen victim to it.
This had to come across everyone’s eyes someday, Twitter planning to initiate its own TV show. Not surprising at all, despite it being quite a news. Why? We have heard so much of Twitter that even if some alien broadcasts a message that says Twitter, I won’t be surprised, we have made so much noise about the micro-messaging service that it may very well next to the amount of the cosmic background radiation. I know I exaggerated that too much but reports state that the move has already been made and Twitter has joined forces with Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Reveille Productions and will not have any scripts. Let’s just wait and see how this turns out to be, I just hope it isn’t confined to 140 seconds bursts.
Twitter has become more than a useful tool for almost everyone on the web. From firms using it to market their products to being used for breaking news. Presently ABC is all set to partner with Twitter to launch the first of its kind show; NightTline. The show is the online version of its popular Nightline news program and will use Twitter for debate/questions etc. This would leverage the original shows concept which tips in a topic and audience represent the two different sides of the conversation. The concept in itself is very engaging as it would invite more people to participate in discussions. The show gives direction to the very many Twitter users out there who more or less need something to remain active at the micromessaging service.