Photobucket Unveils “Stories” Feature for Creating Lasting Multimedia Narratives

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Stories, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

All-new Photobucket experience
leads to strong growth in new registrations; time spent on site more than
doubles as user engagement increases.

DENVER – Photobucket Corporation announced the availability of “Photobucket Stories”
on November 15th, providing users with an easy new way to combine
photos and videos into complete, sharable narratives. Fresh on the heels of the
rollout of the all-new beta Photobucket
user experience
, the site is seeing significant increases in user engagement as Stories
helps to transform the act of photosharing into the art of storytelling.

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’s CEO. “Our mission has always been to help people preserve
and protect their memories, but now we’ve been able to take that a step further
and turn memories into meaningful, unique stories; the new features we’ve built
into the all-new Photobucket allow users to do so much more with their photos
and video than ever before.”

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,” said Kate Hare, vice president
of product management, Photobucket. “We wanted to make it easy for everyone to
collaborate and share their complete stories. Friends and family are a big part
of our stories and they all have a unique perspective on an event, and
Photobucket Stories lets everyone enjoy the fun of creating a story around the
event.”

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/StoryContest for consideration. Entries are now being accepted through December 9, and
winners will be announced on December 14.

 

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 About Photobucket

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’s headquarters are in Denver
with regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

For the latest feature announcements and
news, please visit the Photobucket press blog at
http://blog.photobucket.com/photobucket_press.

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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3 Comments

  1. Sean O'Neill
    October 24, 2013

    Hey just wondering about the photo of the Eiffel in the header. It’s one of my photos. Does Photobucket show the user’s own photos when they view the blog page, or is mine actually being used as the header for this blog? Not making a complaint, just wondering. Thanks for choosing my photo if the latter is the case.

    Reply
    • Derek Cann
      October 24, 2013

      Hey Sean,

      This is a photo that you entered into the Facebook Cover Photo Contest. You were a runner up in that contest, we liked your photo so much that we added it to our blog stream. Here’s is the announcement that links through to your photo.

      Reply
      • Sean O'Neill
        October 24, 2013

        Hi, thanks a lot Derek. I had forgotten that I entered that competition, it’s an honour to have it added to my favourite website’s blog stream!

        Reply

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