Monday, November 10, 2008
Let me tell you a little story. So I was bored and I'd been spending the past 10 minutes just typing in random website names in my address bar, usually coming up with spam websites such as this (WARNING: Pop-ups).
But then, I decided to type in "use.com", just to see if somebody had taken that domain.
And where did I arrive but at a free, easy-to-use image hosting site. Use.com allows people to upload photos, videos and even web URLs without any registration. They then put your item with millions of others in a gigantic library of these things, which are fully searchable, making this site a bit like Flickr, except with a lot less hassle.
In addition to this, if you are a real internet junkie and want to utilise a picture for web purposes, you'll be happy to know that Use will provide your full image/video code in HTML whether you need a thumbnail or a full image.
Here's some more coding help: Use will make a custom auction-type template, which you can put onto numerous auction websites such as Craigslist and eBay, with a sleek background, border, text description and image slideshow. And all you have to do is copy and paste the code when you're satisfied.
Another helping hand for eBay is a little scrolling bar of your item images, with quick links to each auction. Just enter your username and password (don't worry, I tried it) and specify a background color for a pathway to a surge in sales.
With all this, just check out Use; it may even earn you a few bucks.