Twitpic, we hardly knew ye

Twitpic is shutting down on September 25 2014. (Update: see here.)

This in itself doesn't upset me so much - I have used its facilities just nine times, the most recent being in June 2013 - but the circumstances are unsettling. Twitpic's owner Noah Everett says in his corporate blog:

"A few weeks ago Twitter contacted our legal demanding that we abandon our trademark application or risk losing access to their API. This came as a shock to us since Twitpic has been around since early 2008, and our trademark application has been in the USPTO since 2009."
(source: blog.twitpic.com)

So here, while it lasts, is the official widget containing all nine of my Twitpic submissions:

(Update October 18: The widget is now offline.)

I wish I could remember why I kept using Twitpic for a year after I opened my Instagram account.

Twitter ($TWTR) closed on Wall Street a few hours ago on $50.24 up 1.84% in the day's trading.