Quantcast

Flickr Takes A Shine To Twitter

New sharing feature, official account

Get the WebProNews Newsletter:
[ Social Media]

It may have taken the Yahoo property a little while, but Flickr’s now fully embracing Twitter.  Today, a "Flickr 2 Twitter" feature launched, and Flickr also committed itself to keeping and updating a Twitter account.

Let’s start with the Flickr 2 Twitter development.  As a Flickr representative explained in an email to WebProNews, Flickr 2 Twitter is "a new way for Flickr members to easily post images to Twitter."

The representative then provided some instructions, continuing, "To use Flickr 2 Twitter, members need to first authorize Flickr to post to their Twitter accounts.  Once authorized, members will be able to tweet photos from the ‘Blog This’ button on their photo page or from their mobile devices.  Mobile uploading is possible once members enable their Upload by Email settings (unique Flickr email upload address + ’2twitter’)."

The sort of tweet that will result can be seen below.  Insert your own "worth 1,000 words vs. 140 characters" joke here.

Twitter to Flickr Feature

Then there’s the matter of Flickr’s new Twitter account, which as you might have guessed, is @Flickr.  Although its first tweet appeared on the 17th, Flickr only officially committed to the account today.

Flickr Takes A Shine To Twitter
Top Rated White Papers and Resources
  • http://www.mycleartrip.in Ankita Sinha

    Hi

    Very Very Beautiful Blog post

    Thanks

  • http://threads.ecrater.com Threads Vintage Woodstock Revival Wear

    It seems to take Yahoo a while to “get it”… lol :D

    For instance reading the comments below the post on their blog in the following link pretty much says it all about Yahoo, their management and mindset:

    http://www.ymessengerblog.com/blog/2009/01/28/im-sms-in-yahoo-mail-classic/

    Poor, poor Yahoo… lol :D

  • TWIToverload

    UGH!! – Another TWITTER STORY? – I think WebProNews should be renamed to TWITTERpronews. I swear you guys have been purchased by Twitter! Some of your Twitter stories are WORTHLESS and just seem to be TWITVERTISEMENTS <- Hey maybe I should buy this web name. Oh damn it’s been taken probably owned by Web Pro News. Hey, but .net and .org are available!

  • http://www.twitter.com/akshaykanitkar Akshay

    Hi,

    This user Ankita Sinha is using our site’s URL(www.mycleartrip.com) to comment on blogs all around the internet. This is our site and it might hurt our site’s rankings in Google’s search results. As it is a know fact that Google considers all these robotic blog comments as spam, it will hurt our site’s presence on Google.

    We request the moderator to please delete this comment and ban all such users who are found in this type of activity.

    Thanks,
    Akshay