Share Large Files on Twitter With FileTwt

26May09

The next time my tax accountant complains that his 14 MB email to me bounced because of size limits, I’m going to point him in the direction of FileTwt.  FileTwt is a very simple Web site that lets you quickly share large files via Twitter.

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If you are going to share the file publicly, you don’t even have to sign up for an account — just enter your Twitter login, locate the file you want to upload and send out the tweet.  Your followers will then see a link which they can follow over to RapidShare to grab the file.  I didn’t like all of the links I had to click through to get to the file, but the FileTwt blog says they are working to host the files themselves so you can eliminate the RapidShare step.  When that happens, I’ll happily use the service.

You do have to sign up for an account if you want to send the files to one specific Twitter user.  But the cool thing is that FileTwt creates a friend list for you when you create the account.  This makes sending direct messages easy.

If you want to see FileTwt in action, click on the screencast below (best viewed in HD in full screen):



3 Responses to “Share Large Files on Twitter With FileTwt”

  1. 1 Toni

    http://THo.st is a superior Twitter file hosting service. 100MB size limit, shortest link, no waiting, no Twitter password required, files are stored locally. Simple, fast and secure

  2. I wouldn’t use any site that asks me to enter my Twitter user name and password – especially since there are better and safer alternatives out there:

    http://www.p2p-blog.com/item-1061.html

  3. 3 demosis

    I’m not a big fan of entering my Twitter login information on other sites either, but you can send out a public tweet without entering in your credentials.



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