PRESS RELEASE: Photobucket Works with Twitter to Make 140 Characters Worth A Thousand Words
Photobucket Powers Twitter’s Photo Sharing Feature
DENVER -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Photobucket Corporation, the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service, today announced that Photobucket will power Twitter’s native photo sharing capabilities -- allowing users to easily upload and share photos directly in Tweets. This partnership reflects the synergy between the companies’ growth strategies and audience needs, delivering a simple, intuitive user experience for photo sharing.
“This partnership is just one example of how companies can easily build upon the Photobucket platform to extend their brand vision and product offerings.”
Photobucket, with 100 million users and more than eight billion uploads, is already the world’s largest and most robust dedicated personal media site and the premiere destination for creating, sharing, customizing and permanently storing all of its users’ memories. The company’s sheer size, combined with its recently-announced unlimited storage offering and patented mobile auto-upload capabilities, give Photobucket the ability to easily scale and serve the rapidly-growing Twitter audience.
Often times, a picture can convey a depth of meaning more significant than just words alone, and the most iconic stories and lasting memories of our lifetime have been conveyed visually. Millions of people have used Twitter to share, discover, and communicate around meaningful experiences through 140 character Tweets. Now incorporating images helps users tell a richer and more complete narrative. Photos on Twitter, tagged “powered by Photobucket,” will now link to a page that allows users to sign up for or sign in to their Photobucket accounts via Twitter to further edit, share or save their photos.
“Photobucket is the category leader with regard to reliability, size, offerings and scalability, and we are ready and able to best serve the growing number of Twitter users. Photobucket extends and enriches the Twitter experience, and we look forward to building on this collaboration with Twitter to better serve the needs of our joint audiences,” said Tom Munro, CEO of Photobucket. “This partnership is just one example of how companies can easily build upon the Photobucket platform to extend their brand vision and product offerings.”
To create a free Photobucket account, users can visit http://photobucket.com or find the Photobucket Mobile Application or Snapbucket App available in the app store on all major smartphone platforms. Photobucket supports Mobile Web, iPhone, Android-based devices, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7.
Photobucket/Twitter Landing page: http://photobucket.com/twitter
Photobucket Mobile: http://photobucket.com/mobile
Photobucket Help on Twitter: http://twitter.com/photobuckethelp
Photobucket is the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service. With over 100 million registered members, Photobucket users upload over four million images and videos per day from the Web and connected digital devices. Photobucket hosts, preserves and protects photos and videos while bringing members the very best browsing, sharing and editing experiences. In addition to uploading and sharing with friends and family on the Photobucket site, users can also instantly share memories across all of the most popular social networks, instant messenger applications, through email, and from their mobile phones. Photobucket’s headquarters are in Denver, Colorado with a regional office in San Francisco, California. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket press blog at http://blog.photobucket.com/photobucket_press.
(First posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 16:18 EDT)