quick update – checking out Posterous

I just started testing out Posterous last night. Posterous is a site that launched in 2008 allowing you to post content simultaneously to multiple social media sites by email.

As they say themselves:

You can attach almost any document or link and Posterous will format it for you correctly and even embed the players if necessary. If you have multiple photos, it’ll even automatically create a gallery and reformat the pictures for online viewing, while retaining the full scale photos so that others can download them.

We launched Posterous in July 2008 because we loved sharing thoughts, photos and videos with our friends and family, but we didn’t like how hard it was.

So we decided to make sharing as easy as sending an email.

Since then, we’ve grown steadily by adding added fun, new ways to share while keeping to our original pledge of simplicity.

 

Today, I’m experimenting with posting to WordPress from email through Posterous.  If you tweet, this is also an easy way to post content that is longer than 140 characters, add photos, etc. and have it all in one place. This is helpful, especially when posting from your smartphone (which I am about to get once New Zealand has some iPhone4 stock!!). Currently, my tweets are texted to Twitter and my Facebook status is updated via API from WordPress and TwitterNoe, one email can knock all of this out for me.
 
Also, I have the option to post selectively to each of the services you’ve added — just by modifying the email address you send to (i.e., twitter@posterous.com for a tweet vs. twitter+facebook@posterous.com for selective post to twitter and facebook only vs. post@posterous.com for everything).
 
I’m going to try out Posterous for a few weeks and see what happens.

 

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About Cameron
I'm a final year Computer Science/Information Systems major. Already finished my BA in Politics/Philosophy. I do web and software freelance on the side, while I finish studying. Hoping to be self-employed by the end of my degree, otherwise off into the real-world I go....

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