Zuu.li provides users with a simple way to share their images and photographs through Twitter. The user can visit the Zuu.li homepage and upload an image from their computer. The user is also required to sign in to their Twitter account before uploading or posting any images. After uploading, the user can share images through Twitter and maintain their own photo gallery on Zuu.li. The site also maintains stats that show the user how many photos they have added, how many Tweets were sent, how many followers they have and how many people they are following. Each image is presented with the user’s caption or title, the date, how many views it received and how long ago it was submitted. Zuu.li also provides users with the ability to sell their images should they capture a photo of a news-worthy event. The site will act as the user’s agent and license the image to thousands of potential buyers. The user is paid if their image is purchased. A note on the Zuu.li FAQ page notes that the site will only sell photos that the user asks to sell.Show more screenshots »
Zuu.li was created to give users a place to share their photos using Twitter. The application is powered by CitizenSide, which is billed as the world’s largest citizen journalism network. The organization includes members located in more than 100 countries who contribute the photos and videos they take of events they witnessed to the organization.
Zuu.li provides a rather simple service for the average user. The user can upload an image and share it through Twitter. The site lists basic stats but little else. What really makes Zuu.li appealing is the application’s connection with journalism and the ability it gives to users to offer their event photos for sale to media outlets. Although there is no guarantee that the photo will sell, the user is paid if the image is purchased.
The Zuu.li homepage welcomes users with a light background and stylish Zuu.li logo in blue and red. The site presents users with a recently added photo taken of an event and uploaded by a Zuu.li user. The user’s photo page lists images in the order that they were submitted along with a few boxes to the right containing viewing and follower stats. The site includes a few text advertisements from Google, but these are primarily kept out of the way and off to the side.
Zuu.li is a service that is exclusive to Twitter. Naturally, all users are required to have a Twitter account. This is also the only log in option currently available. New users can log in by clicking the light blue “Connect” link (beside the Twitter bird silhouette icon) in the upper, right hand corner of the page. Doing so takes the user to the log in page for Twitter. After entering their username and password, the user must click the blue and white “Authorize App” button to access Zuu.li.
Zuu.li is a very simple service that gives users a chance to sell their photos to various media outlets. At this point, the application offers little that would justify a subscription fee or other charge. Anyone can access Zuu.li for free. There is no premium paid membership at this time and no indication that one will be added any time soon.
Zuu.li is a helpful tool for Twitter users. The site requires a Twitter account so anyone else might find little interest in uploading images to Zuu.li. The application can also help users reach out to a large journalism network to sell images of events they personally witnessed and captured on film or video.