Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photo Sharing on Twitter by Next Week - Reports

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Following the league of other social networking sites, micro blogging site Twitter could be planning to introduce its own photo upload and sharing service this week. Tej Kohli found many reports circulating on the web about the same.

According to various reports, the company's CEO, Dick Costolo, is expected to make the announcement at the D9 conference in California.

The service is expected to be based on twimg.com, acquired by Twitter last July. It would compete with the likes of Twitpic, Instagram and Yfrog, and could be monetized by the means of advertising.

There's a strong chance, however, that the step could offend third party developers - already unhappy about the way Twitter has encroached on their space.

Back in March, platform lead Ryan Sarver warned third party developers off creating Twitter clients. He told the company's developer forum: "Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. The answer is no."

But with rival photo sharing services having been around long before that announcement, any competing launch from Twitter itself is likely to leave the likes of Twitpic somewhat aggrieved.

Twitter says the reason for the crackdown is that it wants to give users a more consistent experience. Last week, the company announced that it had bought the leading third-party client Tweetdeck for a reported $40 million.

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