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We reviewed photo sharing site Photwo when they launched in January. I said that it was the easiest photo sharing site I’ve seen at that point. The site is based out of Norway and founder Magnus K S Andersen tells me that their business model was to sell prints and premium features. Check out our review for more analysis on Photwo.
The company has shared some stats regarding Photwo usage:
- Currently the site has 2,477 users and 11,306 photos uploaded
- Page views/month: 33,425
- Pagerank 4
- Uniques/Month: 3,239
The site was listed this morning on Sitepoint auctions for sale. The minimum bid is $2,000 and so far there have been no bids. Looks like the auction goes for two more weeks. The auction also includes a Norwegian version of this site.
Here’s an example gallery:
powered by Photwo.com
Look, we all know that Flickr is great and not everyone wants something as robust as Flickr. Enter Photwo. It’s the quickest, simplest photo sharing service I’ve seen so far. From account creation to gallery URL created for sharing was about two minutes. It reminds me of the "Gallery" app that’s been circulating around the Web for years.
Account creation is simple – no email confirmation required. After login, a box appears on the right (uses Java) to drag and drop photos from your computer. The photos then scale accordingly and show up in your folder. You can see my test gallery here. Registered users can comment on photos and create friend links. Galleries can be made public or private.
From there, you send out the link to the gallery (they need to add sharing buttons) and Photwo offers two embed options – a simple photo viewer which I’ve emedded below and a funky photobox looking embed.
The site is based out of Norway and founder Magnus K S Andersen tells me that their business model is to sell prints and premium features which will be coming soon.
Some of the options I’d like to see is the ability for friends to add photos to sets, sharing buttons, Facebook/Myspace app, more size options on the embed, watermarking, and the ability to embed a single image with a link back to the image but more importantly a link to the content creator’s site. I do like how simple Photwo is currently and wouldn’t want them to build another Flickr.
powered by Photwo.com