Twitter Acquires Posterous

Posted on March 12, 2012

Posterous LogoTwitter has acquired the Posterous blogging service. Twitter says it is welcoming the Posterous team to Twitter in its blog post. The post is primarily about getting the engineers and developers from Posterous Space.

As for the Posterous blogging platform, Twitter says, "Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption. We'll give users ample notice if we make any changes to the service."

Bloggers are speculating - see here and here that Posterous will eventually close. A FAQ on Posterous about the acquisition is inclining people to think this way. It repeatedly mentions that Posterous will give "ample notice" before there are any changes or disruptions to the service:
What happens to my Space? Will Posterous eventually shut down?

You can use your Space(s) exactly as you have in the past. We'll give you ample notice before any changes or disruptions to the service and we'll provide specific instructions for exporting your content to another service.

Can I still post to my Space?

Yes, you can continue to post via email the Web or our iPhone or Android apps. We'll give you ample notice before any changes or disruptions to the service.

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What happens to my content if I don't do anything to my Posterous account?

We'll give you ample notice before any changes to the service and we'll share clear instructions about how to move your content to other services. In the meantime, your Spaces will remain up and running without disruption.
In short, Twitter has acquired Posterous and you'll get ample notice before Posterous closes.