I don’t like when acquisition happens. The company being acquired usually gets the worse end of the deal. I posted about PostRank and Google acquisition and I didn’t like what will happened to PostRank soon. I wish they were just trolling.
Then here comes Posterous and Twitter acquisition. I use it mainly for cross-posting content on my other blogs and it is part of my daily blogging routines. All this while I am wishing Posterous good business because I want the service to succeed.
I like Twitter but I’m worried that Posterous will go stale or will be shut down anytime soon. Recently Facebook shut down Gowalla because it became a redundant product after Facebook came up with Facebook Places. With the case of Twitter, there is no equivalent feature for cross-posting content in Twitter to other blogging platforms like WordPress, Tumblr or Blogger.
Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption. We’ll give users ample notice if we make any changes to the service. For users who would like to back up their content or move to another service, we’ll share clear instructions for doing so in the coming weeks.
What I wish to happen is for Twitter to come up with better sharing integration with Posterous or they will keep Posterous as a totally different brand just like what they did with Tweetdeck.
And speaking of Tweetdeck I hope Twitter will put more innovation in that product. Maybe this new acquisition with Posterous will help them keep new features coming in. I really hope so.
All the best Posterous team. It’s been a pleasure to use your service.