Twitter Overtakes TwitPic & Yfrog As #1 Photo Sharing Service

By on November 10, 2011
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Takes the top spot from its own third party services after announcing native photo uploading.

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It’s always interesting for developers to create a third party service that enhances a popular service like Twitter. TwitPic and yFrog did the same thing, adding photo upload abilities to share on Twitter and gained massive popularity worldwide. But pretty soon, Twitter entered the game with their own native photo uploader in partnership with Photobucket and pretty much blindsided the third party developers. Now, looks like Twitter has overtaken them in terms of market share as well.

Photo search engine Skylines shares these stats and looks like Twitter has easily surpassed the share of TwitPic, yFrog or Instagram in just a matter of months. This was to be expected considering the way that Twitter implemented the new photo option into the mix. First off, the image uploaded on Twitter itself gets bigger visibility in the status itself which is something people will always prefer over third party links. That in itself is big reason for people to make a shift even though I’m a big fan of the way yFrog handles things on their end and their interface looks a lot more polished.

What service are you using for photo-sharing?


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