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Yfrog logo.png
Type of site
Image sharing
Available inEnglish
Alexa rankNegative increase 1,346,515 (March 2016)[2]
LaunchedFebruary 2009[1]
Current statusDefunct

yfrog is a defunct image hosting service formerly run by ImageShack. It was 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 was 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 were uploaded to yfrog via the website interface, or by email. The URLs of yfrog links were 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 was optimized for mobile viewing, and aimed to capture a market similar to TwitPic's.[4][5] As of October 2010, 25 applications supported 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 2016-03-20.
  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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