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Posterous, writing on the wall?

Sachin Agarwal : “Hi- I’ve been emailing the support link for help RE the 100MB limit for a few weeks and haven’t gotten any replies. Does anyone do support anymore? Trying to figure out if there is a way to increase my total allowed uploads for the preschool blog I started to share photos/narrative with families of children I teach. Love the interface/look/functionality but not feeling the 100mb limit! help! thanks,”

This is a comment from the announcement of the Twitter acquisition of Posterous. I couldn’t find a permanent link to the post, so you’ll have to scroll to find it.

I like Posterous, it took a while, but I warmed up to it. It’s trying to compete with the hipster juggernaut, Tumblr. That is quite the uphill battle.

I really do hope Twitter does something interesting with the Posterous platform. It would be nice to see some sort of tie in between the two. This comment leads me to believe it’s going to go the way of the dodo bird.

I still think it was a talent acquisition, but I hope for more.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer

2 replies on “Posterous, writing on the wall?”

I hope Posterous doesn’t die, but I have that sinking feeling that you’re right. I prefer the look and feel of Posterous to Tumblr, but stopped actively using Posterous after the acquisition.

I wonder how many people have abandoned the platform since the announcement. If my primary weblog was there I probably would’ve bailed on it as well.

One of the biggest bummers about this, for me anyway, was coming to the realization one of my pet projects was dead. My Mac client for Posterous is kaput.

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