Twitter for pictures!!
Monday, August 6, 2007 by Dave Winer.
I had to take a road trip to think of this one.
Before 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.
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.
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.
It's like TwitterGram for pictures.
More evidence that Twitter is, as I suspected, a coral reef.
PS: Fred Wilson wanted this too.