Posterous to Shut Down April 30

February 16th, 2013 at 5:09 am

Posterous, Twitter’s challenge to Tumblr, has announced its demise. Sachin Agarwal, founder of the the blogging service that Twitter acquired last year, has announced on its official blog that it will shut down on April 30th, covering both the web and mobile platforms.

“Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale,” wrote Agarwal.

But not a lot has happened since Twitter acquired Posterous. Both parties insisted on leaving the blogging platform “up and running without disruption,” and so they did leave it at that. Post-Twitter Posterous did not receive any form of disruption, product updates, and others.

Posterous had its potential when it was launched in 2008. The service made blogging as simple as sending an e-mail, which was the only way to post on Posterous before allowing users to create their own accounts.

Users can download their content or import them over to WordPress or Squarespace. Another option is to pay $5 a month to use Posthaven, founded by Posterous co-founder Garry Tan, to keep your original blog links intact.

Source: Posterous, via CNET


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