Imgur, pronounced "image-er", is an image host and is home to a community with members from around the world.
1. Imgur is a very reliable image host. Anyone, even those without an account, can upload an image. Links never die unless the original uploader deletes the image on their own. Furthermore, uploaders can change the size of their images by adding an s, m, or l in the URL - perfect for embedding possibly oversized images on forums and the like. Images can be shared through a variety of sites like Facebook and Reddit, the latter being the source of most of the gallery images' views.
2. Imgur features a gallery of some of the most viewed images on the internet that is updated daily. Viewers can upvote and downvote images and leave comments (which can also be upvoted/downvoted). The comment with the most upvotes of the day is the "top comment" and is the rough equivalent of frontpaging Reddit.. Because users can get the best images and screencaps from sites like Reddit
, and Facebook
in one place, they don't have to risk going there and then clawing out their own eyeballs after viewing something they cannot unsee.
The Imgur community is a surprisingly close-knit one, with an almost family-like vibe. Imgur also has a love for any kind of "d'awwwww" picutes of animals, including cats, dogs, and lizards, as well as boasting an impressive NSFW
section that is kept separate from the other images.
1. Imgur URL suffixes:
W1V9ks.jpg - small/thumbnail size
W1V9km.jpg - medium size
W1V9kl.jpg - large size
W1V9k.jpg - full size
2. Did you hear? John top-commented Imgur!
I'm only 30 points away from "glorious" notoriety on Imgur. Spare an upvote, anyone?