I asked for it about a month and a half ago.
Dave Winer built it a couple days ago.
It’s a simple but, I think, powerful mashup of Twitter and Flickr.
I upload a photo from my Blackberry to Flickr.
And Flickr tells Twitter to send a message with a link to the photo to everyone who follows me.
Nice work Dave. It works like a charm. It’s simple, easy, lightweight (no software to install), and all based on RSS and APIs.
1 – this should be flickr tag based. every photo I upload from my blackberry to Flickr gets autotagged with blackberry. so Flickr shouldn’t alert Twitter unless it sees that tag (or any user selected tag).
2 – the title of the photo should be the twitter message.
With those two changes, I’ll use this all the time.
Hi Fred…First, thanks for the kind words.I implemented your first request. A very good idea. The second one might not be so easy, but I’ll take a look. My phone doesn’t set any tags on the pictures.Are you coming to Gnomedex??
Hey Fred and Dave,This sounds like exactly what I’ve been looking for to fill some void in my Twitter/Flickr filled life. I’m going to go fiddle with this, thanks!
dumb question (sorry) – where is it? I couldn’t find it on Dave’s blog…Thanks!
Phil, it’s in development. It’s only been a couple of days…I’ll be sure to let Fred know when it’s ready for more users and he can post a link.Gotta do this carefully, before I create a support nightmare! 🙂
Very cool! And it adds a great new dimension to twitter…vacation photos, capture meetings…just hope the Naked Putz doesn’t start twickring bathroom shots!
Fred and Dave,Thanks for promoting and developing this, respectively.I’ve recently developed something similar, but instead of posting to Twitter, I have a real-time widget of photos on my website. Details are here:http://www.backdrifter.com/…There’s also a link to the code I’ve developed, which anyone is free to use. It satisfies your two requirements of extracting titles and filtering by tags. The code is written in PHP, and tailored somewhat to my uses, but it may be of use.Dave, let us know when you release. Cheers!
Fred,Tangentally related…check out http://www.tweet-r.com which has built in web cam support…shots get uploaded and are available to browse at http://www.tw3t.com. Kinda cool.Cheers
Now can we get Twitter to make an HTTP request to the photo behind the url and just load the image in the Twitter box?
You can do this yourself. Simply go to twitterfeed.com: enter your Flickr URL, choose Include: “Title”, enter “Filter by Keyword”: blackberry, prefix tweet with “Flickr”.
Twickr so cool.But I haven’t have a blackberry .
That’s a neat idea. I may have to pony up for a curve (hope the wife ain’t reading this).I like tweet-r.com as well. Webcam fun.
Reminds me of when Beach twittered every song he listened to on his iPod. Glad to see you’re asking for an “action” tag.
Hi guys,We integrated a photo to Twitter, or actually a posting to twitter functionality to our moblogging platform. Check i out! You can add your Twitter details and your (mobile)postings are automatically also placed in your Twitter. http://www.mobypicture,comLet me know if you have any feedback!Mathijs
Oops sorry about my typing… It should of course be http://www.mobypicture.com
I think I’ve got exactly what you’re looking for… Take a look at http://yappd.com.
Yesterday we also added Flickr support, so right now you can also automatically add your pictures to your Flickr-account. Within a few days we’ll also add tagging possibilities.
And again I forgot to mention… http://www.mobypicture.com 😉