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Twitter for pictures!!

Monday, August 6, 2007 by Dave Winer.

I had to take a road trip to think of this one. Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named houseOfCards.gifBefore explaining the idea, let me say that I couldn't have done it without: 1. Flickr's fantastic support of RSS 2.0. 2. Twitter's excellent API. 3. And one more thing. The iPhone's ability to easily email a photo to Flickr.  Permalink to this paragraph

With those three bits of excellence, it took a little more than an hour to get them all talking to each other so that when I take a picture and upload it to Flickr, it automatically notifies my Twitter subscribers. Permalink to this paragraph

That means when I see something wonderful or mundane or somewhere inbetween, a picture of a hot dog or a beautiful woman, or Mount St Helens blowing its top, or (this one's for Dan Gillmor) a great news event, people who follow me in Twitter are instantly informed.  Permalink to this paragraph

It's like TwitterGram for pictures. Permalink to this paragraph

More evidence that Twitter is, as I suspected, a coral reefPermalink to this paragraph

Bravo Flickr!  Permalink to this paragraph

Hooray Twitter! Permalink to this paragraph

Thank you Apple! Permalink to this paragraph

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PS: Fred Wilson wanted this too. Permalink to this paragraph

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