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New Project Alert – Twitcaps: Watching the World

May 10, 2009 : Watching the World : Watching the World

There’s a good reason why I haven’t posted anything for a couple of weeks. I’ve been pouring every last ounce of time and attention into my new project, I’m calling Twitcaps.

Twitcaps allows you to view every image being posted on Twitter, by all users, in real-time. You can then choose to re-tweet the image, or “capture” it, which is my fancy term for the ability to favorite an image. When you capture the image, what does is copy the image and use your twitter login to save this copy to TwitPics.

Here’s an example of why this is so cool. Imagine that the original tweeter somewhere down the line deletes their photo from If you’ve earlier captured it via Twitcaps, then you have a stored copy of it that you are able to control at your whim. The implication is that you can feel confident in linking the picture to other sites / blogs / social bookmarking services.

You can sign up for the Open Beta @ It should be launched and publicly available next week (May 11 – May 15).

Stick around, I’ll be back to Transhuman Highway very shortly.