During its initial beta period, the all-new Photobucket has seen continued growth with new registrations reaching one million new users, while time spent on the site is up two and a half times, per user, as compared with the existing site. Photobucket users are also active and engaged with the new Stories feature, generating more than 100,000 “Stories” created in the limited availability beta period.
“We’ve experienced tremendous growth and impressive user engagement levels as a result of our recent redesign,” said Tom Munro, Photobucket’
Photobucket Stories allows users to easily create and collaborate on living stories by inviting friends and family to contribute photos, video and text to a single, sharable canvas. Once Stories are created, they are easily embeddable on blogs, personal, and brand sites, and can be shared among friends from mobile devices or across Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
“Building upon the success of the all-new Photobucket, we’re excited to officially launch Photobucket Stories, which is now fully integrated into the user experience,”
Finally, there is a complete, collaborative and contextual way for creating and sharing your life’s adventures, from the epic to the everyday. No longer are consumers confined to sharing images one at a time or in structured album formats; with Photobucket Stories, the larger narrative evolves with richer context and meaning. Stories allows users to:
Create, curate and tell a complete story by combining photos, videos, text captions and comments
Add to stories from mobile devices with direct upload from camera rolls in both Android and iPhone
Share a story preview via Facebook Timeline, or directly invite Facebook friends to help contribute to a story
Control privacy settings to share your story with a select group – or the world
“With the addition of Stories, Photobucket continues to deliver on our promise to be the one place for all your photos and videos so you can do everything you want with them,” said Munro. “We’ve already taken the guesswork out of preserving and protecting your memories; but thanks to Stories, you can now add new context and meaning to your adventures, connecting with others in a more complete way than ever before.”
To celebrate the launch of Stories, Photobucket is also announcing its “Life’s An Adventure” contest, in which users are invited to chronicle and share their interesting exploits for the opportunity to win $25,000. Anyone can submit an entry in story form via Photobucket.com/
Photobucket transforms the act of photosharing into the art of storytelling. As the world’s leading consumer service dedicated to preserving and sharing the entire photo and video lifecycle, Photobucket hosts more than 10 billion images from 100 million registered members, who upload more than four million images and videos per day from the Web and connected digital devices. Photobucket’
For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket press blog at http://blog.photobucket.com/
To create a free Photobucket account, users can visit http://photobucket.com, or find the Photobucket Mobile Application and Snapbucket app available in the app store on all major smartphone platforms. Photobucket supports Mobile Web, iPhone, Android based devices, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7.
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