Twitter Buys Posterous for Engineers, Could Shut Service Down

Mar 13, 2012

TG Daily -- from DD&M, Inc. -- is reporting Twitter has acquired blogging company Posterous "in a deal that seems targeted at the company's engineers, rather than its product," TG blogger Emma Woollacott wrote. "Posterous engineers, product managers and others will join our teams working on several key initiatives that will make Twitter even better," Twitter said in a blog post. "We're always looking for talented people who have the passion and personality to join Twitter."

Posterous users may need to start looking around for an alternative, Woollacott adds. On an FAQ page about the acquisition, the first question is "Will Posterous eventually shut down?" -- a question which is left unanswered.

While Twitter has said that Posterous Spaces will remain up and running, it added that "ample notice" will be given should any changes be made 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," Twitter added.


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