In case you don’t know, Posterous will be shutting down today.
Posterous was acquired by Twitter more than a year ago. Initially I thought this would mean better integration between Posterous and Twitter. Which is great for me since I’m using Posterous and a great fan of Twitter. But I soon realize that the acquisition by Twitter is mainly for talents and not much for the existing platform. So it is no surprise that Twitter decided to shut down Posterous.
I started using Posterous back in 2010 as a replacement for TwitPic. I started with using the iOS App but eventually switch to just emailing the posting to Posterous. It is quite useful for “live blogging” because after posting, it automatically post to my Twitter and Facebook.
But I stop using Posterous last year after Instagram gain popularity. Although I haven’t been using Posterous for some time already, I still feel kinda sad to see it go.
If you have a Posterous account, go download a backup of your Posterous page before they shut down. I’m surprised that I got 1GB worth of content in Posterous. Didn’t know I’ve uploaded so many photos.
I’ll be spending the last day surfing my own Posterous site and reminisce the good old days.
Goodbye Posterous. You will be missed…..