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Photobucket snaps a portrait of success

Photobucket co-founders Alex Welch, left, and Darren Crystal are reflected in a window of their Denver facility. Making sure the site can handle its massive traffic is "a constant challenge," Crystal says. Photobucket has 1,000 servers spread across the country.
By Jack Dempsey for USA TODAY
Photobucket
co-founders Alex Welch, left, and Darren Crystal are reflected in a
window of their Denver facility. Making sure the site can handle its
massive traffic is "a constant challenge," Crystal says. Photobucket
has 1,000 servers spread across the country.

LOS ANGELES — Photobucket is by far the No. 1
online photo-sharing site. But if you’re not a MySpace user, you’ve
probably never heard of it.

Denver-based Photobucket provides a one-stop
shop for uploading pictures and videos all over the Web at sites such
as Craigslist, eBay and, most prominently, red-hot social network
MySpace. So many teens and young adults use it that the site has more
than 40% of all online photo-sharing traffic, considerably more than
longtime photo leaders Kodak Gallery, Shutterfly and Yahoo Photos,
according to measurement service Hitwise.

Photobucket serves up 3 billion online images and videos daily for its 41 million members; 85,000 new members sign up every day.

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