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DailyBooth, a social network that lets users share photos in real-time, has raised $6 million in a first round of funding. DailyBooth users snap photos of themselves with their computers’ cameras and then share them, along with a caption. Users seem to be predominantly teenagers — many of whom seem very bored — judging from the live stream of updates on the bottom of the DailyBooth site.
The company says that to date 13 million photos have been shared via its service and that it is poised to benefit from the introduction of front-facing cameras on smartphones and tablets.
The funding round was led by Ignition Partners. Existing backer Sequoia Capital, which participated in the company’s $1 million funding round a year-and-a-half ago, also participated. DailyBooth’s other backers include tech incubator Betaworks, Digg co-founder Kevin Rose, and Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake.
Here’s what the company says it will do with the cash: “The new financing will accelerate the expansion of DailyBooth’s distribution and audience acquisition efforts, as well as fuel the ongoing development of the DailyBooth platform and mobile applications.”