It was quite a busy period for photo-sharing site, Twitpic. A few months ago, it had been announced that this photo-sharing site will shut down on September 25, after a trademark dispute with Twitter. About two-three weeks after the public announcement, the company declared that it had been acquired and will no longer be shutting its service.
However, Noah Everett, the founder of Twitpic, just announced through a blog post that in fact Twitpic will be shutting down after all. “It’s with a heavy heart that I announce again that Twitpic will be shutting down on Oct. 25,” he said. “We worked through a handful of potential acquirers and exhausted all potential options.”
Noah Everett also explained that Twitpic got a second chance and he was extremely happy when he announced Twitpic users that the service was living on. Still, unfortunately, after many discussions with the potential buyer, Twitpic reps and the unknown buyer were unable to reach an agreement. Noah said that he was so certain that things will evolve in the right direction this time, but they did not turn out the way he hoped.
“We were almost certain we had found a new home for Twitpic (hence our previous tweet), but agreeable terms could not be met. Normally we wouldn’t announce something like that prematurely but we were hoping to let our users know as soon as possible that Twitpic was living on,” Noah said.
In the same post, the founder of Twitpic offers users a link that will show them how to export the photos they have on the site. However, this possibility is limited to only 5,000 pictures. Naturally, many users have hurried to save their photos, which has made the service difficult to access.
Twitpic was founded in 2008 and its popularity grew throughout the years. This was a service that allowed users to share photos on Twitter. About a year after the release of Twitpic, Twitter started hosting photos. Noah Everett decided to shut down the service after being contacted by Twitter, which claimed that the company infringed the brand. Noah said that they do not have enough resources to fight Twitter, so the only thing they could do was to close it down.