According to a rumor, Twitter will be launching its own image service, which will be an equivalent to Lockerz, TwitPic, Yfrog and other services that are commonly used. It could arrive as soon as tomorrow. We don’t know yet what if any differences we can expect over those other services.
This might be all about revenue. Twitter encourages promoted tweets but has little direct monetization of its own. A self-run image service could change that by launching ads with the million of images shared every day. Best of all this wouldn’t disrupt users’ feeds.