Posterous has been acquired by Twitter, the company announced today. Current Posterous users need not worry, Twitter said that Posterous Spaces will remain up and running for now and the company will notify users ahead of any potential changes. For now, Posterous' engineers and product managers will be added to its team.
Posterous was originally created as an environment to make online sharing easier. According to the website, Posterous Space’s “sole purpose in life is to help you share easier. And that’s what it does. All by adding fun new ways to share what’s important to you. And all while remaining true to our original promise of unrelenting simplicity.” Users can create multiple “spaces,” each of which can be customized with privacy settings, themes and custom domains.
Different types of spaces include blog, group (family, club or classroom), photo or video, and business (service or non-profit). Each space can be equipped with its own privacy settings, making your space visible to as many or as little people as you want. Users can even create a completely private space that only they can view.
Whether Posterous Space will change drastically after joining the Twitter flock remains yet to be seen. In a statement on their website, Posterous said “The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Plus, the people at Twitter are genuinely nice folks who share our vision for making sharing simpler.”