Photobucket, founded in 2003 by Alex Welch and Darren Crystal, is a free online resource for image and video hosting and sharing. It was funded by Trinity Ventures and was acquired by Fox Interactive Media in 2007.
Login Interface requires username and password before users could use the features of photobucket. But users need to Register which is totally free.
Users could find the recently uploaded images and recently uploaded videos on popular categories in photobucket such as snowmen, quotes, saying, comedy, fun, twilight, photography and art.
The popularity of the novel and movie "Twilight" had driven the growth of twilight category. Many users upload images or photos of twilight on photobucket's twilight category. Other popular categories are Myspace icons and Love.
Photobucket Forums is powered by vBulletin and allows discussion on topics related to photobucket such as how to upload and questions about photobucket.
Mobile Photobucket is the mobile version of the social media image hosting site where users could access using their mobile phones and gadgets.
Blog.Photobucket.com is the official blog of photobucket where users could find articles about events that is happening on photobucket such as New Years Day Celebration.
Photobucket Pro Account should be cancelled through the support team to ensure issues pertaining to automated renewal of accounts similar to other services online such as GoDaddy.
It was reported at CNET News that photobucket deleted babies in diapers because of nudity which they restored afterwards.
In February 2007, Photobucket was a debut spot for one of the newest flash tools which was first made available to Photobucket Premium users. It was confirmed by Geoff Baum of Adobe that the new tool is only available at Photobucket.
In April 2007, PCWorld reported that Myspace blocks Photobucket videos and slideshows.
In May 2007, Techcrunch reported a confirmation on rumors that myspace will acquire photobucket for $250 million. But according to Valleywag, it was atleast $300 million based on the requests of Lehman Brothers.
In November 2007, Photobucket's new tagging feature was set for demonstration and gets a hint from Facebook and Flickr, according to CNET News.
In January 2008, artists raised concerns about the two elements on Photobucket service. The image printing service powered by Qoop and takedown system.
In June 2008, The Register reported that Photobucket was hacked by a Turkish guy who redirected to a greeting from NetDeliz and a message in Turkish. It also spread across websites such as ZDNET.
In January 2009, DLink announced that the D-Link Wi-Fi Digital Photo Frame is available on Photobucket.
Mashable considered photobucket as World's Biggest Photo Site in 2006 based on facts and data from HitWise.
Photobucket is a driving force for several of the websites such as Photobucketnow.com and Photobucket Tutorials. It has also become the host for vintage items such as Nike Air Jordan, abstract images and funny pictures such as why a woman cannot be a mechanic.
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Related Sites: Fotosearch, WireImage, ImageVenue, TinyPic, and Twitpic.