Posterous to Shutdown on April 30

February 15th, 2013
Blogging News

Some of you may remember that Posterous was acquired by Twitter almost a year ago. At the time, the future of the service was in doubt, and they have just announced today that the service will be shutting down on April 30.

If you’re still with Posterous, it’s not too late to move your blog elsewhere. If you prefer hosted blogging services, like Posterous, you can move to following this guide and Squarespace following this guide. If you’d rather have more control over the hosting and permanence of your content, it might be time to find yourself a hosting provider so you can install and run WordPress yourself and use this importer to bring over your Posterous content.

Don’t delay! The service will be completely shutting down on April 30, which means that you will not be able to edit or even view your Posterous blog past that date.




  1. Clearsite says:

    Wel goodbye to Posterous then!

  2. Kate Kutny (1 comments.) says:

    That is really sad news. Its sad Twitter decided not to do anything with Posterous. It would have been nice if they kept it and let if flourish into something bigger and more beautiful. Oh well. I guess nothing can be done now….

  3. Eddie Gear (2 comments.) says:

    This is what I dislike the most about company aquisition. They buy up quality smaller companies and shut them down all together. Posterous was such a well built and optimized platfrom. Now we can never know how well it would have performed if the owner still had it.

  4. Utkarsh Bhatt (1 comments.) says:

    I hate it when these big firms acquire the good stuff for themselves, but after that don’t come up with anything good. I loved Posterous, and now when its gone I will have to search for any good alternatives.

  5. Mike (1 comments.) says:

    I really dont want Posterous to go off. But I know I cant stop it. Its right time to move my blog from Posterous.

    Thanks for letting me know!

  6. Marck Draff (1 comments.) says:

    you can say goodbye to Posterous then!

  7. Sizwe (5 comments.) says:

    It looks like WordPress is set to remain dominant as a blogging platform… it’s a pity these acquisitions like Posterous are made, probably just for some IP and then the site is left to die.

    One can only wonder what would have happened to the likes of Feedburner had it remained independent of Google – another casualty of acquisition… it’s seen hardly any development over the last few years and it’s such a great service.

    • Frank (3 comments.) says:

      I think he means that the Posterous acquisition was made to get hold of either a patent owned by the company or some other IP (intellectual property) – e.g. this was the case with Kodak – the company is not worth much except for its intellectual property in the form of technology and process patents.

  8. ashay mhatre (1 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. sad now!

  9. Vic (2 comments.) says:

    I remember before when Posterous was just rising – people say that it will be the new face of blogging. It’s sad that another promising company or service is shutting down. But it should be a lesson to us that in the social media world, the future is uncertain.

  10. Andrew (1 comments.) says:

    I really don’t understand, why they are shuting it down.. I still remember times, when they were bigger than tumblr..

    • James (184 comments.) says:

      The acquisition by Twitter last year appears to have ben a talent acquisition, nothing more. They have no intention to continue to provide or support the service.

  11. jason fox (1 comments.) says:

    That is sad. I have been using Posterous from the beginning. Not as a primary site, but they will be missed.

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