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Entrepreneurs Alex Welch and Darren Crystal turned a hobby into the most popular photo-sharing clearinghouse on the Web
By Joyzelle Davis, Rocky Mountain News
June 19, 2006
The Web’s most popular photo-sharing site started as Alex Welch’s hobby. The then-Level 3 engineer was frustrated with most online picture sites, which thwarted his efforts to swap pictures with friends. So he wrote a program during his off hours that created
Photobucket, a clearinghouse that allows users to post their images to social-networking sites such as MySpace.com and e-commerce sites like eBay while storing all of their photos in one location.