How People Currently Share Pictures On Twitter

By Sheldon Levine - Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at 7:27 am  

Yesterday Twitter revealed that they will be rolling out their very own way to share photos on the microblogging network. Twitter will now give users a way to upload their pictures straight to Twitter without having to use a third-party service. An update like this really shows that Twitter is trying to find ways to prove their worth and keep people on their official page and apps as much as possible. This also falls into their new mandate of trying to give users across the board a “consistent user experience”.The service is slated to roll out in the next few weeks to use through Twitter.com. Shortly after that they will roll their photo service out to all of their official apps for phones, tablets and desktops. The company even says that they’re trying to work with mobile carriers so that non-smartphone users will be able to upload their photos via MMS.

What will this mean for the already established photosharing apps that work with Twitter such as TwitPic, Yfrog, Instagram and others? These apps are quite popular and some, like Instagram, have very devoted users. We’re not sure yet, but we do now know how popular these other apps are.

On May 30th we looked at all the tweets from that day and found that 14.9% of all tweets contained a link. Of all the tweets from that day 1.25% contained a link to a picture from a photo sharing service. That means 1/12th of all links shared are photos. On a busy day, Twitter gets about 170 million tweets, 1.25% means 2.125 million tweets daily link to pictures from third party services.

Among the tweets with images, the most popular service to share photos with was Twitpic (45.7%). The second most popular was Yfrog (29.3%), followed by Lockerz (formerly Plixi) (17.4%) and Instagram (5.2%).

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68 Responses to “How People Currently Share Pictures On Twitter”

  1. [...] all the tweets that were uploaded on May 30, 2011 to monitor the photo sharing trend. Their study shows that amongst all these tweets, 14.9 percent contained at least one link and 1.25% contained a link [...]

  2. [...] usate per condividere foto su Twitter come come TwitPic, Yfrog, Instagram e gli altri? Ce lo dice Sysomos, che ha condotto un’indagine esaminando tutti i tweet del 30 maggio 2011. Diamo uno sguardo [...]

  3. [...] gère quotidiennement sur sa plateforme, 85.1% ne contiennent pas de liens internet, selon une récente étude Sysomos menée sur toutes les contributions envoyées le 30 mai 2011. 13.6% des contributions  envoyées [...]

  4. [...] el estudio, un 1,25% de los mensajes contienen una imagen, lo que equivale a cerca de 2.125 millones de [...]

  5. [...] el estudio, un 1,25% de los mensajes contienen una imagen, lo que equivale a cerca de 2.125 millones de [...]

  6. [...] Según el estudio, un 1,25% de los mensajes contienen una imagen, lo que equivale a cerca de 2.125 millones de tweets. Y la herramienta más utilizada para adjuntar estás imágenes es Twitpic, elegida por un 45,7% de los usuarios. En segundo lugar se sitúa Yfrog, la preferida del 29,3%, y en tercera posición está Lockerz, con un 17,4%. [...]

  7. [...] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their [...]

  8. [...] gère quotidiennement sur sa plateforme, 85.1% ne contiennent pas de liens internet, selon une récente étude Sysomos menée sur toutes les contributions envoyées le 30 mai 2011. 13.6% des contributions  envoyées [...]

  9. Ari Herzog says:

    How Your Photo Tweeting Experience Changes…

    Studies indicate 14.9% of tweets contain links; and 1.25% of those links (or 2.1 million tweets a day) point to pictures hosted on photo sharing websites. Twitter users are familiar with the concept of adding images to tweets, typically using third-par…

  10. [...] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their [...]

  11. [...] est passé le bon vieux temps où la substance de vos tweets était ce que vous disiez, et non ce sur quoi vous pointiez?», interpelle un étudiant américain [...]

  12. [...] Twitter sees about 170 million tweets each day, and 1.25 percent of those are linked to a photo sharing service. That equals more than 2 million daily tweets that include pictures. [Sysomos] [...]

  13. [...] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their [...]

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  15. [...] Twitter sees about 170 million tweets each day, and 1.25 percent of those are linked to a photo sharing service. That equals more than 2 million daily tweets that include pictures. [Sysomos] [...]

  16. […] media monitoring company Sysomos decided to find out; it looked at the tweets from May 30, 2011 to determine the percentage of tweets with links and […]

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