Fortune calls it “the biggest Web site you’ve never heaed of.”

Photobucket is the most important site on the Internet that hardly anybody understands. Unpretentiously, it has built an essential service that didn’t need to shout out for attention, the way MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, or other related sites have. Yet it’s built an audience of 38 million members, a figure now growing more than 80,000 per day. That’s up from just 50,000 members at the end of 2003.

Photobucket is where your photos live. Its name is well chosen. The whole point is to allow you to show those photos anywhere else you want on the Internet. “We let you aggregate and share your personal media with the rest of the world,” says CEO Alex Welch.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.