Today we are welcoming a very talented group from Posterous to Twitter. This team has built an innovative product that makes sharing across the web and mobile devices simple—a goal we share. Posterous engineers, product managers and others will join our teams working on several key initiatives that will make Twitter even better.
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.
We’re always looking for talented people who have the passion and personality to join Twitter. Acquisitions have given us people and technology that have enabled us to more quickly build a better Twitter for you.
I don’t think it takes a genius to read between the lines here and see that Posterous is toast, just like Gowalla (bought by Facebook), Brizzly (bought by AOL), and any number of others killed by the big boys. I mean seriously – “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.”??? Yeah. That.
So the big question for associationTECH contributors is, do you want to start planning for a move to something else?
And if you do, is anyone willing to community-manage a new iteration? I personally feel that this blog has percolated quite nicely on its own for a long time now, and while it may not have the huge activity it had at the beginning, I know that our page views are steady. But this was never supposed to be a “Maddie project” – so if we move, I will step down as site admin and let others take the reins.
What do you think? Has this been a good endeavour? Is it worth keeping (or building with renewed energy)?
I don’t think the site will shut down this week – but we need to discuss this now, because when it does I am sure there will be little warning. Please share your thoughts in the comments, either here on over on this same post on associationTECH.