How To Post A Photo On Twitter
Twitter only allows you to post text from their website, but you can still post photos to Twitter. For anyone that does not know, Twitter is a social networking site. Twitter was originally thought up as a way to send text alerts from a cell phone to the internet. It was a great idea, especially because at the time Facebook did not have those capabilities.
You will need:
- A Twitter account
- A cell phone
- A computer with internet service
- Have a Twitter account set up at www.twitter.com. Once you have an account set up, create a profile and start searching Twitter to follow your friends. A good thing to do as well is to set up your cell phone so you can Tweet by text. It is easy to do and only takes five minutes.
- Twitter only allows text on their service, so you will have to link to a photo. There are different kinds of software out there that does this. The two most popular places where you can link photos to Twitter are Twitpic and Skitch. Twitpic is for all the PC users, while Skitch is Mac’s superior counterpart.
- Twitpic works by allowing you to sign into their service with your Twitter username and password. The website will then generate a secret email address for you to use to post pictures. Once you email or send a MMS from your phone to the Twitpic email, it will generate a post with the URL for your Twitter followers to see the picture.
- Skitch is Twitpic’s Mac counterpart. This software is made to work with Mac’s OS X. Skitch actually has a bunch of extras included with the software. You can manipulate, crop, and add text to images in Skitch. You are also provided with an email address to upload picture to Skitch that can also be linked onto Twitter.
- When you use one of these services to post to Twitter, the user will see a customized URL to the picture. The URL will show up in Twitter feed as http://twitpic.com/photoname, for Twitpic. The photo's caption will show up after the URL for your picture. All Twitter users will have to do is just click on the link to see the image and the caption. They can also comment on the picture there, as well.
- A list of the different applications you can use to post pictures to Twitter can be found at http://twittertips.org/top-7-photo-sharing-tools-for-twitter.html.