by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
image search, real-time, step2 startups

thudit, twitter

How Would You Improve Image Search On Twitter? Step2 Startups

from the interesting-question dept

We've been busy and haven't had a chance to do a Step2 Startups post in a while. If you don't recall, this is where startup execs ask you for feedback on something they're trying to figure out. This time around, a new Twitter image search engine called ThudIT is seeking your feedback on the overall concept. I actually find this to be pretty interesting. We're all used to things like Google's image search, but Twitter has become a more and more important platform for realtime images these days. We all know the stories, of course, about breaking news first appearing via mobile phone snapshots on Twitter -- things like the airplane that landed in the Hudson River, for example. Having a real-time search for images could be quite useful in a very different context than something like Google image search. ThudIT's Freddie Wynne provides two examples, one involving a sporting event and another about a conference to demonstrate the basic power of the tool. I could definitely see it coming in handy. But he wants more feedback/advice/suggestions, etc. Feel free to head on over to the thread on Step2 and provide some thoughts.

We're planning to get back to doing more Step2 Startups posts in the near future, so if you'd like to get feedback on whatever you're working on, let us know!

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    Anonymous, 20 Jun 2012 @ 4:35pm

    Is this worth your time? Twitter just updated its API that prohibits profiting from it

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 Jun 2012 @ 9:39pm

    retarded question

    its like asking how I would imrpove the flow of hydrogen from the center of the sun to the surface.

    1) I couldnt, its completely out of my control.
    2) I wouldnt, it has absolutely no bearing on me.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Jun 2012 @ 8:12pm

    think it's time you shut down step2. it doesn't seem to going anywhere.

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