Twitpic’s Future

First off I want to say thank you to everyone who has used Twitpic over the years and for your patience with us over the last couple of months. As you know it’s been quite the roller coaster ride.

We weren’t able to find a way to keep Twitpic independent. However, I’m happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the photos and links alive for the time being. Twitter shares our goal of protecting our users and this data. Also, since Twitpic’s user base consists of Twitter users, it makes sense to keep this data with Twitter.

What this means for Twitpic users:

  • Twitpic will no longer be taking on new photos or data (the site will be in a read-only mode)
  • The iOS and Android apps have been removed from the app stores and will no longer be supported
  • You will still be able to login to your profile to delete content or delete your account on Twitpic.com
  • You can still export and download your data / photo archive on Twitpic.com

This will be my (@noaheverett) final chapter with Twitpic, and again I want to say thank you for allowing me to be a part of your photo sharing memories for nearly seven years. It has been an honor.

Twitpic for iPhone

All of us here at Twitpic are extremely excited to announce the official Twitpic app for the iPhone! The official Twitpic app lets you share beautiful photos and videos easily as they happen. (Download it here on the App Store / Android version should be out within the month)

What you can do with the app:

  • Share beautiful photos and videos easily
  • See photos and videos from people you follow on Twitter
  • View and add comments to Twitpics
  • See daily popular content
The built-in photo editor allows you to craft your perfect photo with simple editing tools and photo filters.
 

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Download it on the App Store today!

Your content, your copyrights

We recently made changes to our terms of service that has caused some confusion for our users. First off I want to apologize for that confusion and our lack of clarity. We’ve updated our terms again to be more clear and to also show that you still own your content.

Our goal with Twitpic from the beginning has been to create the best way to share your photos and videos on Twitter and to always keep our user’s best interest at the forefront.

To clarify our ToS regarding ownership, you the user retain all copyrights to your photos and videos, it’s your content. Our terms state by uploading content to Twitpic you allow us to distribute that content on twitpic.com and our affiliated partners. This is standard among most user-generated content sites (including Twitter). If you delete a photo or video from Twitpic, that content is no longer viewable.

As we’ve grown, Twitpic has been a tool for the spread of breaking news and events. Since then we’ve seen this content being taken without permission and misused. We’ve partnered with organizations to help us combat this and to distribute newsworthy content in the appropriate manner. This has been done to protect your content from organizations who have in the past taken content without permission. As recently as last month, a Twitpic user uploaded newsworthy images of an incident on a plane, and many commercial entities took the image from Twitpic and used it without the user’s permission.

To sum everything up, you the user retain all copyrights to your photos/videos and we are very sorry by the confusion our old updated terms of service caused.

Thank you for choosing Twitpic – @noaheverett (Noah Everett)

Now share videos on Twitpic!

We’ve been working hard the past few months to release our new video sharing feature for Twitpic. Just like uploading a photo you can now upload a video from the site itself, from your phone via email or from supported Twitter/Twitpic clients.

We’re working to be your all-in-one media sharing service for Twitter and to make that process as quick and easy as possible.

You can check out our launch video here, we hope you enjoy it!

Five Things You Should Know about Noah Everett

For those of you who are unaware, today is a special day that occurs only once a year: National Boss Day.  It is on this day that we are asked to take some time to commemorate the person who keeps the company running, the money flowing, and the employees happy.

Here at TwitPic, we wanted to celebrate this day in style.  Rather than posting a tweet saying something lame like “Happy National Boss Day!”, we’ve decided to put a little more creativity behind it.

So, without further ado, I give you: Five Things You Should Know about Noah Everett.

#1. Noah is really Johnny Knoxville in disguise.

While most of the time Noah does an awesome job of covering this up, sometimes Johnny begins to show through.  Who would have known the crazed stuntman who appears in such films as Jackass, Jackass 2, Jackass 3D, and Men in Black II is also a successful social media entrepreneur?  We were surprised when we discovered this too, but we have to admit… we’re cool with it as long as he doesn’t decide to play frisbee with our Macbook Pros.

#2. Noah is an aspiring mirror model.

When you’re an entrepreneur, your job is to keep an eye out for whats hot and whats new. Attempting to stay ahead of the curve, Noah has been practicing his mirror modeling skills in order to keep up with the latest trend in personal photography. I think the pictures speak for themselves here.

#3. Noah has had a love affair with his computer.

“Hello clarice, it’s good to see you”

This racy photo was posted to his TwitPic account back in December, 2009. The photo caption seems to be hinting at some kind of complex love affair that only a true programmer would fall into. It is believed that TwitPic is the child produced by Noah and this computer, although a different computer may be the real father. The investigation continues.

#4. Noah is such a pro photo-bomber that he even bombs his own photos.

This photo-bomb was taken at the latest Chirp conference in San Francisco with none other than the musical genius that is BT. As you can see from Noah’s crazed expression, he clearly couldn’t pass up an opportunity to photo-bomb a picture as epic as this. For shame, Noah, for shame.

#5. This is what sexy looks like.

@twitpicmom thinks this has something to do with buying the pink plastic swimming pool instead of the toy machine gun that he wanted for his 8th birthday.

Ok, but really…

So maybe not all of these things are true, but one thing definitely is: Noah is an awesome boss. His laid-back attitude combined with his passion is what helps to make our job so enjoyable. His views are truly that of a “startup company”: avoiding rigid corporate hierarchies, allowing flexible time schedules, and letting us pursue our ideas makes TwitPic a fun company to work for, and has helped to contribute to its success. So Noah, we hope you are having an awesome Boss Day and we hope that you will continue to run TwitPic with just as much awesomeness.