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Posterous Acquired by Twitter

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Posterous, a popular hosted blogging platform, has been acquired by Twitter. The team behind Posterous assures that the service will not be disrupted, but will give “ample notice if [they] make any changes to the service,” and Sachin Agarwal (Posterous founder and CEO) is now a Product Manager for Twitter. It is not yet clear if Twitter intends to make use of the Posterous service or if this acquisition was intended to just bring the talent behind Posterous to Twitter’s ever-growing platform.

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  1. Birch (3 comments.) says:

    Glad that I stuck with Tumblr. I self host wordpress as well, but the tumble-blog communities have a bit of a different feel to them.
    Tumblr is a great option and much more versatile and customizable.
    To simply even further, I have an account at Friendica which allows me to post to Tumblr, WordPress, Twitter, (and posterous if I wish), LiveJournal (if desired) and even Facebook . All from one place. I can even opt to send it as an email as well. It’s great to have choices. Posterous really is nothing special anyhow.

    • Birch (3 comments.) says:

      sorry for the typos- was sent from my phone.

    • GADEL (3 comments.) says:

      Hi Birch,

      I haven’t heard of Friendica yet. I’m glad to hear you use all these blog platforms.

    • Damien O'Riley says:

      Birch, I went with Tumblr as well and you are right, the tumble-blog community does have a different feel to them. I had a question about your reference to Friendica, do you endorse that service? Have you had enough experience with it to be able to recommend it? It sounds very practical. Thanks

  2. GADEL (3 comments.) says:

    I was a bit disappointed since I have some couple of blogs on Posterous. It was an awesome way to blog via eMail. I also use Twitter frequently and I know the Posterous team would find a home in Twitter and we hope to see the innovation they’ll bring in their new found company.

  3. Rahul (1 comments.) says:

    Very happy for my country mate Sachin agarwal, a great talent and if nothing else he is now included in the group of very few persons in the world, who can say that leaving Apple was not so bad after all.

  4. Chris Thompson (1 comments.) says:

    Posterous has been of great use to me. Hopefully any changes twitter make to it are for the better and aren’t going to change its ease of use.

  5. Nikki Elizabeth (7 comments.) says:

    According to the Twitter blog, it seems as though Twitter is mostly interested in the Posterous team (rather than changing Posterous) and what they can accomplish together:

    “This team has built an innovative product that makes sharing across the web and mobile devices simple—a goal we share. Posterous engineers, product managers and others will join our teams working on several key initiatives that will make Twitter even better. […] Acquisitions have given us people and technology that have enabled us to more quickly build a better Twitter for you.”

  6. sunil says:

    First of all i want to say thanks mr. Sachin Agarwal of being product Manager for Twitter. you are right rahul. Everyone know the reputation of Twitter. I think Posterous has great talent like other.

  7. Diyanaa (1 comments.) says:

    Posterous has been of great use to me. Hopefully any changes twitter make to it are for the better and aren’t going to change its ease of use.
    I went with Tumblr as well and you are right, the tumble-blog community Hopefully any changes twitter make to it are for the better and aren’t going to change its ease of use.



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