I read this week about Twitpic closing down and it left me feeling disappointed. It’s not the first time that Twitter have pulled a move like this. For me, the difference with Twitpic is that it was one of the first services that offered something Twitter didn’t do at the time.
I believe they are making a mistake with the way in which they’ve treated the developer community in the past couple of years. The community building applications and consuming the platform is what fuelled their early growth.
It’s a shame they seem to have forgotten that.