Mobile phones are a cool way to take and share photos. But what about those you record with an old-fashioned digital camera? Whether it's part of your marketing strategy or just shared with friends, using social media sites like Twitter to share photos is a good idea. Here are nine Twitter sharing tools.
yfrog is a powerful tool for sharing pictures and videos. You can upload images from your computer, webcam or URL and share them on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Tweeting and Retweeting is easy, you can even email your photos. yfrog also offers mobile apps for Android and Blackberry and easy integration with TweetDeck.
Flickr4Twitter is still in the alpha test, but seems to be a promising application. You can upload your photos to Flickr and publish them on Twitter at the same time. This tool provides URL truncation and converts hashtags into Flickr photo tags.
Twixxer is another site for sharing photos and videos that is web-based or available as a browser add-on. Twixxer provides a script for Firefox users with Greasemonkey. This allows viewers to see a thumbnail on their Twitter stream. There is also a shortened link to a larger copy of the image hosted on the Twixxer site.
Plixi is a useful sharing service. It is easy to use; Just select the photo you want to upload and add a message. You can also add an event or a location. View your own photos or those of friends and celebrities.
Twitgoo is an easy-to-use option for sharing photos with a look very similar to Twitter. Start with your message and then add a picture. Twitgoo posts a link on your timeline. This is a simple but functional tool for those who do not need or want a lot of bells and whistles.
With Twitshoot you can easily save and share your photos. Get your photo, add a tweet and a place if you want. Twitshoot now supports a photo widget that lets you add pictures to your website.
TwitPic is one of the most popular and powerful sites for sharing photos. You can send photos to TwitPic via the Internet, your phone or by email. For emails, the subject line becomes your message. Mobile apps are available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Location tagging is supported and a photo widget is available.
My Pictures Widget, better known as My Twitpics, is a plug-in for your WordPress blog. The latest additions to TwitPic or Mobypicture are automatically displayed in your sidebar. The options for photos can be customized.
TwitrPix Express for Chrome is an extension designed specifically for the Chrome browser. It allows the release of web pages or photos in one click. Right-click on the image and select "Share Photo on Twitter with TwitrPix". You can add a tweet and even tags.
Everyone today grabs and shares. If you do not want to be left in the dark, you can share photos with one of these Twitter tools.