Posterous is dead, save your account!

About a year ago, you may recall hearing that Twitter had acquired Posterous Spaces. Twitter has been on a tear buying up platforms like Posterous and Tweetdeck for quite some time now, to get rid of competition, to quell the growth of features they deem “not official”, to add features they need to stay competitive (Vine, for example, and its bid for Instagram), and, it has been widely suggested, to acquire the talents of the programmers in these companies.

So, it can be forgiven if you do not remember, there has been a lot of changes going on throughout the social media world. As long as it works, and works well, most of us do not care who owns what.

Posterous was a great place to blog. Simple, great support, and you could post from an email then autopost the entry to sites like Twitter, FaceBook and Tumblr. The speculation last year was that Twitter would shut down Posterous when the site’s former show-runners were appointed to various management positions at Twitter.

That prediction has come to pass. The date of Posterous’ execution has been set: April 30, 2013. If you have a Posterous page, you may contact them and they will archive it for you, no charge. You can find the information and links here on The Official Posterous Space.

I am sad to see it go, it is a great site, but, if we have learned nothing else from the demise of Myspace and countless other, something will fill the void.

Source: Posterous Spaces

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