So Twitter acquires one more popular service.
This time it is Posterous, the popular blogging platform. Posterous announced the acquisition on its official blog. It is a clean and simple blogging platform and its acquisition by Twitter is very significant to the growth and development of the service.
The Posterous blog reads, “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.”
Twitter also announced the acquisition on its blog saying, “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.”
The micro-blogging platform has been on quite an acquiring spree since last year. They have acquired Tweetdeck and Whisper Security Systems and now Posterous. Twitter, it seems is keen on getting talent from other successful startups and thus build Twitter as a rock solid product. Posterous has been a very efficient service as they have a simple and solid product and Twitter will benefit greatly from the Posterous team.
Twitter and Posterous both confirmed that they are not going to shut Posterous Spaces down as of now. They confirmed that any such change will be notified to users way in advance. Posterous has a very rich text editor and we can venture a guess that Twitter will be adding the same to its service. The acquisition seems to be more like a talent acquisition and the Posterous service might get killed or cease further development. We earlier blogged about how Twitter is moving towards content curation and this seems like the perfect step towards that direction.
Can you predict which feature from Posterous will be carried over to Twitter?