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Twitter to Launch its Own Photo Service?

by Sean P. Aune | May 30, 2011May 30, 2011 2:32 pm PDT

Twitter MoneyThere’s a rumor circulating that Twitter may be about to make a move that could leave a lot of its most popular third-party service providers out in the cold. According to a report from TechCrunch, Twitter may announce its own photo sharing service as early as tomorrow.

Twitter long ago warned third-party companies to stay away from the obvious fields that it may expand in to, but up until now there hadn’t been any hint that the company would go this direction.  It does, however, make sense as image sharing has become one of the biggest activities on the microblogging service.

This actually could be the best time for the company to step in considering all of the excitement over it being discovered that TwitPic had sold the rights to all images on its service to a photo agency.  Depending on what the terms of use are, Twitter could handily wipe out all of the other services such as Yfrog, Moby and others fairly quickly.

If it isn’t tomorrow, I would say this is still inevitable.

What do you think?  Would you switch over to an official Twitter photo sharing service?

[via TechCrunch]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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