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A year ago, Posterous was aquired by Twitter. Now they are shutting it down saying they want to focus completely on Twitter. Posterous is a sweet and simple blogging service competitor to Tumblr.

Here is the official announcement:

“Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale.

On April 30th, we will turn off posterous.com and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30, Posterous Spaces will no longer be available either to view or to edit.

Right now and over the next couple months until April 30th, you can download all of your Posterous Spaces including your photos, videos, and documents. 

Sachin Agarwal
Founder and CEO”

Backing up your Posterous data:

  1. Log in to Posterous and go to http://posterous.com/#backup.
  2. Click “Request Backup” next to your Space name.
  3. You will be emailed when your backup is ready.
  4. Visit http://posterous.com/#backup again to download .zip file of your backup.
via Venture Beat, cover image by Mark Fische

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