said 3 months ago:
I just saw on Twitter that Posterous is posed to shut down.
Although I have an account there, I never really used it much, and always seemed to post things elsewhere as well.
If you never used it, you may not think that’s important, but it’s a reminder that when we use someone else’s platform, we’re always at their mercy.
You should always be developing your content on a platform you control, like your blog or website. Social media is a great tool for engagement and driving traffic, but always remember that YOU DON’T OWN IT!
There’s a nice post explaining how you can back up or move your posterous content here: http://agbeat.com/social-media/posterous-shuts-down-in-april-how-to-back-up-your-account/
Did you ever use Posterous? What do you think the next social media platform to shut down will be?