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Yfrog logo.png
Web address http://yfrog.com
Slogan Join the Conversation
Type of site
Image sharing
Registration Required
Available in English
Launched February 2009[1]
Alexa rank
negative increase 15,272 (April 2014)[2]
Current status Online

yfrog is an image hosting service run by ImageShack. It is designed primarily to allow users to share their photographs and videos as links on the Twitter microblogging platform.

History and features[edit]

Yfrog was launched in February 2009.[1] The name yfrog is based on "yellow frog", which is the logo of ImageShack. The original yfrog logo featured a yellow frog, but in May 2011 was changed to a circle of six speech balloons in different colors.[3]

Images and videos can be uploaded to yfrog via the website interface, or by email. The URLs of yfrog links are shorter than on ImageShack (e.g. http://yfrog.com/1upend), in order to fit within the 140 characters limit of a tweet. The yfrog website is optimized for mobile viewing, and aims to capture a market similar to TwitPic's.[4][5] As of October 2010, 25 applications support the yfrog upload API, including the official Twitter for iPhone app, TweetDeck, Seesmic, Twitterrific, and Twittelator.[6]

Yfrog had approximately 29% of the Twitter photo sharing market in 2011.[5][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Wauters, Robin (February 18, 2009). "ImageShack Launches Mediocre TwitPic Alternative". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Yfrog.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ Frog Loses Battle to Speech Bubbles Brand New, May 17, 2011.
  4. ^ "Example of yfrog mobile viewing". Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  5. ^ a b "A Snapshot Of Photo-Sharing Market Share On Twitter". TechCrunch. June 2, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://yfrog.com/partners.php - yfrog Partners
  7. ^ "How People Currently Share Pictures On Twitter". Sysomos. June 2, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 

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