I’ve been using Posterous as my main blogging platform for several years and in my opinion, because of its simple interface, ability to post via email and share everywhere, it’s the best and most social blogging platform around. In case you hadn’t noticed, this very blog is powered by Posterous.
Last night I learned that Posterous had been acquired by Twitter. The announcement on Posterous’ own blog says that “Spaces” (this blog is a Posterous Space) will remain open but they will be creating a process for export, should anyone wish to take their content elsewhere.
While they did effectively say it would be business as usual, they didn’t say how long for. This concerns me. I have a horrible feeling that this very blog will end up homeless soon…
Of course, at this stage I can only speculate and who knows, Twitter may keep things running in a way that suits me; though I doubt it.
At this stage I’m hoping Twitter will use the service “as is” but bring it into their platform. As long as the link structure stays intact, I’m fine with that. I’ve put a lot of effort into making this platform work for me and it’s worth a lot in terms of SEO (search engine optimisation).
That of course leads me to the “what if”. What if they do shut it down? Sure I’ll be able to export my content but will there be an easy way to preserve my link structure? Will I lose all those years of hard work?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Keep this frequency clear.
The above image was stolen from @Documentally