If you’re just getting acquainted with Twitter you may wonder how you can share photos through your Twitter account. It’s easy if you use Twitpic. You automatically have an account if you’re signed up for Twitter. Just use the same username and password to sign in. Twitpic will give you an address to email your pictures to and they get posted straight to your Twitter account. Type your message into the subject line of the email making sure not to go over your 140 characters. Twitpic creates a link in your tweet so people can click on it and go to your photo.
Although that works great for one photo, you might want to use a photo-sharing site to share a whole batch of photos. Flickr is the most popular one but there are a host of others available—most for free.
Most people know why photo sharing is fun and important for family and friends, but how does that translate to organizations PR professionals suggest that sharing photos can be a “powerful tool for organizations, including nonprofits” (Kanter, 2008).
According to Dr. Richard Waters at NCSU Department of Communication, organizations can use pictures to connect and build relationships with people. Photos can give your constituency new insights into your organization.
Flickr allows flexibility in setting up your photo-sharing site to support an organization. Photos can be given restricted access for those inside the organization, the photos can be for public viewing, of the site can be set up to allow others to add pictures and comments.
Can you think of some ways that your organization could benefit from sharing pictures? Do you think this might help reinforce the good things going on and perhaps encourage others to get involved next time around?