Twitter Photo-Sharing Service – Bad for Twitpic!

No doubt you would have heard by now that Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo is announcing the launch of a photo-sharing service this week, we first heard it was a rumour from Techcrunch however since then allthingsd.com confirmed that the image sharing service is going to be announced on Wednesday at All Things D’s D9 California Conference.

I hadn’t seen this report myself until I asked Robert Scoble about it yesterday and he told me where it had been confirmed so it must be true, unless All things D are lying.

Ev said earlier today …

So who knows what the truth is, I guess we will find out soon enough.

Twitter clearly wants to overturn these 3rd parties, and has said so previously.  We also saw this with Tweetdeck being bought by Twitter and now Twitpic and Yfrog will be the ones being pushed out or bought?  What does this mean for other rival 3rd party applications?

This comes at a good time; as users are complaining about Twitpic’s  Terms of Service which unmistakably states …

By uploading content to Twitpic you give Twitpic permission to use or distribute your content on Twitpic.com or affiliated sites.
You retain all ownership rights to Content uploaded to Twitpic. However, by submitting Content to Twitpic, you hereby grant Twitpic a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and Twitpic’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.

Yfrogs terms of service however states that –

The content that you distribute through the ImageShack Network is owned by you, and you give ImageShack permission to display and distribute said content exclusively on the ImageShack Network.

Although people seem to find Yfrog difficult to use and nagivate.

So I’d say it is bad for Twitpic, maybe they got too greedy? However  hopefully Twitter will design a superior, smoother, simplier to navigate service that protects our photographs copyright without being able to share them without our consent.

Twitter launching its own photo sharing service isn’t really that mind blowing for us Twitter users but for 3rd party applications its not good, I wonder what it means for the future?

What about a file sharing service via DM…now –  that could be handy.

Any idea’s?

EDIT – So now we know……..

Photobucket Corporation, the world’s leading dedicated photo and video
sharing service, today announced that Photobucket will power Twitter’s native photo sharing capabilities
– allowing users to easily upload and share photos directly in Tweets.

From – http://blog.photobucket.com/photobucket_press/2011/06/photobucket-powers-twitters-photo-sharing-feature.html

 

The image above isn’t mine and it isn’t used for commercial purposes: is it the property of Twentieth Century Fox.

Delete photos on (NEW DESIGN) YFrog – Part two

I wrote a post not so long ago about how to delete your photos from YFrog; due to the fact it took me a little while to find out. I’m pleased to say, that this post has helped out many people.

Recently I received this comment.

Whocares
Looks like they’ve rebuilt the interface because i couldnt find any dropdown menu or any delete buttons.

How to remove pictures on Yfrog updated

So I hopped on over to Yfrog.  It seems things have indeed changed, in fact Yfrog recently had a complete overhaul on design with virtually a new product: you can tweet directly from their site, photos are more organised and it looks much more professional now.  This new design is apparently in beta and is being pushed out to people slowly so you may not have seen it yet.  It does look easier to use now, so hopefully people won’t have so much difficulty but just in case, this is how you remove photos now.

  1. Click Profile
  2. Click Photos (or videos)
  3. Do not click the picture – because when you hover over the photo that you wish to delete  you will see an X – click  – here to remove.

UPDATE  –  Another change to YFrog design, just a small one. 

Proceed to step 3. 

3. Still do not click the picture – but hover over it and you will see the trashcan, click that to delete. 

(thanks to an anonymous poster for letting me know) 

If you wish to remove the complete yfrog account go to settings which is on the drop down arrow next to profile and click delete account.

Looks like they have got rid of that ugly frog too !

 

 

Hope this  helps

 

 

My Blog 2010 – including Top 5 Posts.






I’d been looking through some stats from last year and I have been very pleased with how my blog has evolved and how interest has grown.  After, at first not really knowing how it was going to turn out or what I would blog about, its turned itself around and ended up being more of help or information page, with reviews and my views on various applications, programs, and subjects. Which I’ve enjoyed very much, I look forward to being offered more trials or beta testing in the future, so that I can let you know my findings. 


Don’t forget you can contact me via email on Techieminx@gmail.com if you have anything that would you like me to test or find out about. 

It was interesting to see which posts had received the most views, so in celebration of that, I thought I’d just post them again.

How to delete a photo from Yfrog

I recently had a problem where I needed to remove an image for a friend from Yfrog, which is used to post photographs and videos to Twitter.
It wasn’t immediately apparent how to remove the pictures, so it took longer than it should and yet its quite simple, just different to what we are used to.
Edit: I have now done another post due to the change in Y Frog’s design – So here is how to delete a photo from YFrog Part 2 – http://wp.me/p1tjTK-2I
Here’s how…
  • Log in to Yfrog using the user-name that contains the file.
  • Go to the drop down menu on your name – Click My images and videos.
  • Hover over the picture, it changes colour, do not click.
  • Remove will appear under the image. – Click remove.
Apparently deletion might not be immediate, however when I clicked remove the offending photo vanished in a flash.

If someone else put your picture on their account and you want it removed then you must report it and they will remove it here.

Hope this helps.