THERE was confusion yesterday as Scottish based, photo-sharing social media site Blipfoto appeared to have gone into liquidation.

The platform, where users publish and share one photo a day, is incredibly popular, with around 3.4 million photos on the site.

Started by Joe Tree, who built the website in Edinburgh on an autumn afternoon in 2004, the site has grown substantially. It went into partnership with Polaroid in January. But users, or blippers, suggested in comments on the site that Polaroid had possibly pulled out.

A spokesman for Polaroid did not respond to The National’s requests for a comment.

Nobody in Blipfoto’s offices in Edinburgh was answering phone calls, tweeting or replying to emails yesterday. Blippers have had no contact from people associated with Blipfoto for some time.

The site is globally huge, with over 18 million page views a month and regular blippers in 170 countries.

Blipfoto has had a number of successful partnerships in the past, with Channel 4, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Scottish Government all working with the site.

Many expressed concerns that not only would the site closing lead to many users losing photos, but that it would lead to the end of the social side of Blipfoto.