Twitpic not quite dead after all
Twitter has calmed down and sort-of saved Twitpic. If you missed the news, Twitpic had basically had enough, and was going to shut down for good on October 25th, which was nice for them, but they didn't exactly bugle about it.
Twitter - who launched in 2008 - has now reached an agreement with Twitpic, after a dispute over a trademark application last month.
Now both parties have agreed to keep the service open, although how much content it has kept hold of is in question, but Twitpic has promised that users can still view stuff already stored on there.
In a final blog post, Twitpic founder Noah Everett said that the service will go into read-only mode and will no longer host new photos.
"We weren't able to find a way to keep Twitpic independent. However, I'm happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the photos and links alive for the time being," he said.
Basically, the Twitpic iOS and Android apps will no longer accept new uploads, and both have been removed from their respective stores.
Users will simply be able to log in to their account, then view, export, download or delete photos, but not add. So it will become like another dead internet space full of your shit.
TOPICS: Social Media