TwitPic and TwitVid for Twitter

- May 26, 2010

Does your Twitter stream need a bit of a boost?  If so, you may consider adding some photos and video to your stream to make it a bit more fun, fresh or engaging.  Adding photos to your stream can be a great way to show your followers where you are, or perhaps give them a view of what you’re looking at.  In some instances, I have seen users give a sneak peek of products by using photos in Twitter.  An easy service to use is www.twitpic.com.  If you already have a Twitter username and password, then you already have a TwitPic account.  With your same name, you can log into this service and post your pictures.  When you upload your picture, you have the option to also add a description which will then be the Tweet.

If you are away from your computer, and you wish to upload a photo while on the go, you have a couple of options.  You can email a photo by using the email address that TwitPic assigns to you, or you can use one of the many mobile applications that TwitPic has partnered with.  The more common mobile applications include:

For those looking to add video to their stream, one service that can be use is www.twitvid.com.  Like TwitPic, if you have a Twitter username and password, you already are able to log in to TwitVid.  Once you log in you can upload video and attach a message that will go out with the Tweet.

Many third party tools and applications feature TwitVid, so it is easy to upload videos from anywhere.

When you add photos and videos to your stream, it gives your followers something new and fresh to look at.  It shows that you are constantly looking for ways to engage them, and they will appreciate that.

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