3 Ways to Share Pictures, Video, and Music on Twitter

Enhance the richness of your followers experience of Twitter by going multimedia with your tweets. In this guest post Michael Martine from Remarkablogger (@remarkablogger) shares three tools for sharing Images, Video and Music on Twitter.

The array of Twitter tools is growing rapidly, but I only want to focus on 3 of them that really enhance my use of Twitter and offer something to give my followers beyond the basic 140 characters: Pictures, video, and a super-easy way to share links (especially music).

1. TwitPic

twitpic1.gifTwitPic lets you upload pictures and automatically tweet links to them on Twitter. Think of it as “Flickr for Twitter”. Be prepared to spend an hour or two on the home page, because TwitPic uses a Google Maps mashup to show you where TwitPics are coming from around the world in real time–it’s very mesmerizing!

TwitPic also integrates with many popular Twitter desktop clients, such as TweetDeck. Pictures can be rotated, tagged, commented on, shared through social media, and embedded on your own website.

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2. 12seconds

12secondslogo.jpg12seconds is a brilliantly simple idea: you record a video that is exactly 12 seconds long. It’s the video equivalent of Twitter’s 140-character limit. 12second videos can be embedded and they integrate with TweetDeck. Videos can be recorded using a separate webcam or your laptop’s built-in webcam. Videos can also be uploaded (but they cut off at 12 seconds… imagine that). You may be tempted to ask the same question people often ask about Twitter: what can you do in only 12 seconds (instead of 140 characters)? It turns out the answer is: quite a bit. For great examples, check out Julia Roy and Blog Squad. Here’s me:


12seconds for TwiTip on 12seconds.tv

3. TwittyTunes

TwittyTunes sounds like it should be for sharing music, and it is. But it’s much more! TwittyTunes is a Firefox add-on that sits at the bottom of your browser window. It lets you post a link to whatever page you’re on. It is so fast and easy to use, I don’t think I could live without it. TwittyTunes goes with FoxyTunes, which is also an add-on for Firefox for controlling music playback in your browser. The idea is that you tweet the music you’re listening to, but like I said, it does much more. Look at all the ways you can preface your link:

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I use TwittyTunes for any kind of link I want to share with my followers (remember that sharing interesting links is one of the best things to tweet about). Even if you don’t like any of the choices for prefacing your tweeted link, you can use the Free Text or Free Text + URL options.

Of Course, There is More…

I’ve kept this list deliberately short, because I want to hear from you in the comments what your favorite sharing tools are for Twitter. Maybe we’ll give Darren some ideas for what tools to do community reviews about. :)

Comments

  • November 26, 2008

    I like ping.fm as a means of posting to twitter and other social networks, and ping.fm also provides a way of posting photos.

  • November 26, 2008

    Heard about TwitPic, but never used it. TwittyTunes sounds like a lot of fun. I have uses for both of them, just needed an article like yours to get started. Thanks for the tip!

  • November 26, 2008

    I am gearing up for this one. Wow! Thanks

  • November 26, 2008

    i have been happy with twitpic for a long time, and just got know abt integrated 12 seconds in tweetdeck will surely try it now, but need to sign up for a account at 12 seconds, but for music is there any other clients TwittyTunes ?

  • November 26, 2008

    Awesome list , i seriously never heard about 12 seconds , a cool idea indeed . I use Twitty Tunes all the time , its just the best tool for twitter : You can share a video , pic , article ,etc with just one click . Twit Pic is used by most of my followers and since i aint a pic freak : i tend to use Twitty Tunes the most :)

  • November 26, 2008

    12 seconds, and is really fascinating. It’s like an attention deficit reincarnation of YouTube. Since it is still in it’s infancy it will be interesting to see all the variety of videos that will start popping up.

  • November 26, 2008

    I’m such a Twitter addict, I love these and just tweeted on them – great blog!

  • November 26, 2008

    I just installed TwittyTunes… I don’t play music on this PC, but it’s dead handy to be able to tweet a link directly from Firefox!

    I’m sure that will come in VERY handy… thanks!

  • November 26, 2008

    Wow, 12 seconds looks amazing. I think this would be a great way to introduce blog posts – Instead of crafting a killer headline, you can craft a killer 12 second pitch.

  • November 26, 2008

    Thanks for the tools. I’ve been on the other end of Twitty Tunes and twitpic – but now I feel empowered to use them.

  • November 26, 2008

    I just installed tweetdeck and am obsessed.

  • November 26, 2008

    Wow these are fun, I just downloaded TwittyTunes. Can’t wait to use it

  • November 26, 2008

    Thanks for sharing information on these tools. I had never heard of TwittyTunes. I plan on trying it out. I look forward to your future posts to see what other cool tools that are out there.

  • November 26, 2008

    Not bad, I’m surprised… twitter is really taking off! Thanks for sharing. :) I can’t get TweekDeck to work for me on my PC does anyone recommend a specific tool? A desktop tool. Thanks!

  • November 26, 2008

    For the music I use Blip.fm , a music service very much like Twitter that allows you to become a DJ online while you upload your music. Many Twitters are using this one nowadays.

  • November 26, 2008

    Hi,

    Great info here. I “know” Michael by reading all his posts on his blog and watching all the video posts. He always provides good content and he always comes with something new.

    I have to admit that I’m not using this services but I think that Michael convinced me about the necessity of it. Sharing images and videos it’s something that for sure will create value in my Twitter posts. The idea with the video of 12 seconds I found it to be interesting but I prefer writing down 140 characters. I think that if I have something to say I would prefer to take my own time. I’m also pretty sure that will see video posts of people saying very fast certain things (it will be something like who can say the highest number of words).

    I think I’ll give it a try first with the image sharing.

    Thank you for your article.

  • November 26, 2008

    I figured someone would mention blip.fm. That is one service which I have not yet used, but I see a lot of tweets from it.

    Keep the suggestions coming! How do you share on Twitter?

  • November 26, 2008

    I would like to mention new http://twio.cz, which is TwitPic inspired website, but there is no need to sign up, descriptions and tags can be in UTF8 and its phone version is very good .

  • November 26, 2008

    this is great info. i had not heard of tool 2 & 3. twitpic is a great app … it works well on the blackberry and with Tweetdeck!

  • November 26, 2008

    I would like to mention new http://twio.cz, which is TwitPic inspired website, but there is no need to sign up, descriptions and tags can be in UTF8 and its mobile version is very good .

  • November 26, 2008

    Third try to add a comment here:

    I would like to mention new http://twio.cz, which is TwitPic inspired website, but there is no need to sign up, descriptions and tags can be in UTF8 and its mobile version is very good .

  • November 26, 2008

    Thanks for the shout out about my 12seconds.tv vids. They are fun to do and don’t take a lot of time. :-) My trick is to do several at once and then upload them daily. Great for bite-size info.

    Blog on!

  • November 26, 2008

    Thanks for mentioning http://twio.cz/! Nice to see an alternative to TwitPic. :)

  • November 27, 2008

    I use Twitpic for photos I take with a mobile phone.
    Skitch for sharing screen shots.
    Blip.fm for musical tweets.
    I share my dugg articles and delicious bookmarks automatically on Twitter.
    I often retweet to share interesting tweets too.

    I hear that ffwd.com is the way to go for sharing video via Twitter
    12seconds.tv sounds very interesting.

  • January 14, 2009

    Great post!

    There’s another nice service to share music on Twitter –

  • January 14, 2009

    Great post!

    There’s another nice service to share music on Twitter – Song.ly

  • January 29, 2009

    Wow, great stuff! I am new to the whole twitter revolution so these tips will really help! Thanks.

  • April 21, 2009

    thanks for sharing the tips

  • December 17, 2009

    I use Tvider which allows you to share images,videos and audio on Twitter.They also have cool mobile applications

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