Twitter & Google + : Photo Tips for Hoteliers

Twitter Soars Past TwitPic and YFrog to Become #1 Photo Service

August 9th was a dark day for third-party Twitter photo sharing services like TwitPic and YFrog. Twitter launched its own official service with Photobucket as its hosting partner. Now, stats shared with us by photo search engine Skylines show that Twitter has become the number one photo sharing service on the platform, handling 36% of shares. TwitPic now processes 30% of tweeted photos and YFrog is down to 21%. Just 5 months ago, TwitPic had 45.7% and YFrog had 29.3%, but now it looks like they must differentiate or die a slow death.

TwitPic remains the most popular sharing service for Android devices, accounting for 39% of photo shares through Google’s mobile OS. YFrog meanwhile leads on BlackBerry devices with 47%. Still, if they don’t want their remaining user base to slip away, TwitPic, YFrog and others will need to offer something unique — ways to touch up or enhance photos as they’re shared, and innovative ways to sort galleries.

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Google Adds +1 Button To Images

Google is adding its +1 button to images surfaced through Google search results, the company is announcing today via blog post. That means that when you’re doing searches in the Google Images vertical, you’ll now see a small “+1″ button appear when you hover over an individual image. This will share the recommendation with friends via Google+ and your Google Profile, just like the +1 button on traditional search results already does.

But this update adds something else, too: the ability to see which pictures your friends liked when you search Google Images. As the update rolls out, images on Google’s results pages will now display a gray bar featuring your friend’s name in white text to indicate the images your friend liked, or, in Google’s lingo, “plussed.”

The new feature will only work for those who have a Google profile set up and enabled. The image +1′s will appear in the same place as your other +1′s do within your Google profile, where you will be able to delete them, if you choose.

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Posted on November 10, 2011, in Hospitality Digital Marketing Services, Social Media Tools and Strategies and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Photobucket? Talk about dying a slow death… who saw that partnership coming??? I mean, Photobucket? In the meantime, get ready to see Instagram ascend to the higher ranks of this chart, with its ridiculous growth… something like a new user every second is the latest count. I wrote about this at and would be very interested to know your thoughts if you’d like to share. Keep up the solid posts!

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