Today, the picture looks way different, at least according to web analytics company Compete. TwitPic is still big, mind you, but has clearly lost some of its shine.
Competitors like TweetPhoto (review) and yfrog (review), meanwhile, have experienced rapid growth in the past 12 months and are now about as popular as TwitPic judging by Compete’s traffic estimates – which are admittedly often way off in terms of absolute numbers but are pretty decent at depicting trends.
For what it’s worth, TwitPic founder Noah Everett seems to have focused at least part of his attention away from the core product to other things of late, launching a stealth startup called Heello and setting up TwitPic Labs to showcase side projects.
Which horse do you ride?
TwitPic lets you share photos on Twitter. You can post pictures to TwitPic from your phone, through TwitPic’s API, or through the site itself. Also, some Twitter clients have built-in support for TwitPic.
TweetPhoto is a real-time media sharing platform for the social web. TweetPhoto allows users to instantly share their media, at the same time, to popular social networks through mobile devices and on the web. TweetPhoto specializes in providing an innovative open API, and mobile SDKs, to the developer community of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more to come. The platform empowers third-party application developers to quickly add media sharing capabilities and other unique features to their applications without incurring...
ImageShack launched Yfrog.com in February of 2009 to offer easy image and video sharing to Twitter on top of the same infrastructure that supports its hosting service. It allows users to not only share photos and videos on Twitter but also broadcast their lives as it happens. For Twitter users, yfrog is free with no registration required and sharing pictures or videos is as simple as just two clicks. It is designed for real-time, rapid uploads and sharing and...