Photo Sharing Service To Be Launched By Twitter

Here at OSM we regularly keep you updated with the big social networking sites, with Twitter being one in particular. We have recently brought you a chart of the top 10 trending topics on the site this week, as well as the news that Twitter’s CEO is joining Barack Obama’s advisory committee. It now seems that the microblogging service is set to launch a photo sharing service.

A service like this would allow Twitter to rival the likes of Flickr, Yfrog, Twitpic and Instagram. Twitter has not confirmed the service themselves as of yet, but The Guardian believes that the big announcement will be made by CEO Dick Costolo at the D9 conference in California on Wednesday.

It has been predicted that the photo sharing service will see Twitter focus more on money, as advertising will be used to generate revenue. Reports are saying that Twitter will use the website “twimg.com” to provide their service, which they have owned since July 2010.

They recently purchased the Twitter client TweetDeck for a reported $40-50 million, in an attempt to control more client space. TweetDeck, a UK based client is used by 13% of Twitter users overall. Will the launch of Twitter’s photo sharing service help them to capture more client space? Have your say on the imminent release of the service in the comments below.