For thoes of you who don’t know what Twitpic is, it’s a photo sharing service that is used for sharing pictures on Twitter since 2008
Noah said Twitter contacted him asking him to “abandon the trademark application or risk losing access to their API.”
Twitpic founder had no other choice but to announce that he will shut down the service, and by doing this the company will erase millions of photos uploaded to their servers which caused panic all over the internet especially when Twitpic blocked people from accessing their archive.
What followed is a bit confusing: First – There was a tweet from Twitpic saying that the service has been acquired and more details regarding this acquisition will come soon.
Twitpic is now banning all Archive Team warriors from downloading from Twitpic. They claim they have a plan. Guess we have to 'trust' them.— Archive Team (@archiveteam) September 7, 2014
We're happy to announce we've been acquired and Twitpic will live on! We will post more details as we can disclose them
— TwitPic (@TwitPic) September 18, 2014
Second – On Oct 16 another tweet said that the service will shut down, again!
It's with a heavy heart that we re-announce that Twitpic will be shutting down again. More details on our blog http://t.co/LCH7ZTQJHe
— TwitPic (@TwitPic) October 16, 2014
And yesterday Noah was happy to announce that Twitpic was acquired by Twitter which put an end to all this chaos.
So Twitpic is not shutting down right?