Tiiny is Digg’s co-founder’s approach to sharing your photos online

The Internet is a cool place to hang out in, but there are times when you might want to think twice about the security of your accounts. After all, we have heard our fair share of stories concerning leaks and the ilk, so much so it is always better to be safe than sorry, don’t you think so? If you love to share some of your life online, but do not want the “evidence” to remain there for all eternity, fret not – Digg’s co-founder Kevin Rose has come up with what he calls “Tiiny”.

“If you made photos tiny and kept them tiny so they can’t be enlarged, would it reduce the anxiety around taking a photo and get people to take more photos?” Kevin Rose asks me. He’s not quite sure, but he’s going to find out with Tiiny, the new iOS app from his mobile laboratory North that launches this morning. It lets you take a thumbnail-sized photo or GIF and share it to 3×4 grid on the Tiiny homescreen of people who follow you, but it disappears after 24 hours. Rose tells me beta testers shared 5X more photos with Tiiny than on their other photo apps. But if Tiiny never takes off, Rose doesn’t care. It only took North three weeks to build, and the small team plans to release a new app at least every three months unless one really blows up. “it’s about having as many shots on goal as possible,” Rose explains.

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By Sal McCloskey

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