If you didn’t read.. Twitter bought up Posterous today. I gotta say.. it was quite good timing on my part. Yesterday I started migrating off of Posterous back to my own WordPress blog.
Don’t get me wrong, Posterous was great. I was always torn between running my own WordPress instance, Tumblr and Posterous. In the end.. for a couple years I kept Posterous around. The ability to email in your posts was quite nice. I finally decided that more control is what I wanted.. and so I am in the process of moving back to WordPress.
One small beef with Posterous? I couldn’t easily export my data out. In this day and age that is a complete FAIL! Frustrated to say the least. Oh well.. live and learn.
Original Post: http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/03/twitter-acquires-lightweight-blogging-service-posterous.ars
UPDATE: This is a re-post since it was lost in migration. Original date on this article was 2 May, 2009
This was initially a list ONLY out of Twitter book, as people suggest updates, I validate and add to the list, then I will place the update blow. * means it is NOT in the book I was one of your typical people who did not “get” Twitter back in 2007 when I signed up . It took me a while but I got there. Once #TwitterBook came out I was anxious to see what else I could learn. It was a great read for showing value in what most see as a social toy at best. I had asked Sarah Milstein and Tim O’Reilly about a list of links from their book. They had compiled a good set of tools for Twitter. One did not exist, so I will start to compile their list here as well as add to it over time.. for now this is the URLs mentioned in #TwitterBook. General Links
Trends and Advanced Searching Tools
- 140it – One of the many URL Shortners
- Bit.ly – Customize and track short URLs (What I use)
- Is.gd – Another popular shortner
- Twi.bz – hints at the underlying domain while shortening
- tr.im – track URLS as well
- TinyURL – One of the original URL Shorteners
Picture / Video Services
- TwitPic – Post pics to Twitter
- yFrog – Share pics from Twitter here too *
- Twitvid – If you want to share videos *
UPDATED June 12th Added yFrog and Twitvid per Dennis