Weinergate Coincidence? Twitter’s CEO Bragged About Its Photo Sharing Service Last Week
6:25 pm, June 6th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Just last week Costolo made two important claims. 1) He said of Twitter: “We are a remarkably successful business.” And 2) He talked about Twitter’s foray into its own photo-sharing services. This followed the news from a few days before that third-party photo service TwitPic would now own all photos uploaded to the service by users.
Anthony Weiner, take note: Twitter would never try to own any post of your member… ship.
Twitter being awesome, TwitPic photos…ring a bell? Earlier today, Representative Anthony Weiner admitted that he did indeed upload a TwitPic of his, ahem, wiener, to Twitter. Weiner said it was an accident on his part.
This is, in theory, the first major political scandal to happen on Twitter. And we think it’s pretty funny for it to all unfold in the midst of Costolo boasting about how wonderful Twitter is, particularly for sharing photos! We presume Costolo’s hoping the new Twitter-owned photo service doesn’t cause any similar mishaps… Right?