With the archive dating back to January 1, 2010, Twitter's latest addition advertises some photos we maybe should have thought twice about
I was a little embarrassed when I visited my Twitter page this morning and found that most of the little thumbnails displayed on the service's newest feature, Recent Images, are of Instagram photos of beer. Worse, I know exactly where and when those pictures were taken: During the part of a week-long trip to Disney World in which I wandered EPCOT trying to sample alcohol from each of the foreign countries. That's clearly something I thought worth broadcasting at the time, but not something I want others to revisit. I'm tempted, now, to quickly snap a few more photos to push those out of the display.
Twitter added Recent Images on Monday. The new feature highlights the four most recent images taken by Twitter members with a new section on their profile pages. This section includes a 'view all' link that clicks through to a 100-image gallery organized, Tumblr archives-like, in chronological order, but only going back to January 1, 2010.
"User galleries on Twitter aggregate the images you've uploaded in your Tweets into an organized page where you can view all of your most recent images," according to a statement that Twitter released. "The images included in user galleries can come from Twitter, yFrog, TwitPic, Instagram and other image sharing services supported in Twitter's details pane."