search cancel – Your Twitter Status In Photos

Portwiture.comA new experiment that can be described as a mashup blending Twitter and Flickr together, Portwiture will enable you to come up with “visual” tweets. That is, this solution grabs photographs from the popular image hosting service and matches these with your most recent Twitter updates, or with the latest tweets of any Twitter user you search for.


In any case, when you carry out a search you can tweak with some aspects like choosing the pictures from the words the person uses the most, whereas the photos can be sorted by tags. These include “relevance”, “most interesting” and “most recently taken” to name a few. Once you have set down these parameters, the results can be browsed through as a slideshow, or viewed as a grid.

The uses such a service can be put to are left to each Twitterer, of course. While it will not cause a sensation or anything like that, this service has the potential of creating a visual representation of a Twitter profile. Those who wish to approach Twitter in a fashion as pictorial as it can get will find some spark in here. In Their Own Words

“Portwiture grabs photography from Flickr that matches the content of your most recent Twitter updates. The result is a serendipitous visual representation of your Twitter profile.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

It is an apt way of having a visual representation of who you or your fellow Twitterheads are.

Some Questions About

Are there related mashups when it comes to other popular social services?

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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