Posterous, the micro-blogging social network Twitter acquired in March 2012, is set to fully shut down on April 30, 2013 to give way to its absorption into the world’s largest micro-blogging company.
Sachin Agarwal, founder and chief executive, made the official announcement on the end date for Posterous, marveling at how the network had helped improve the way people communicated and shared images online. In his statement, Agarwal said that the network had some 4 million followers before it was acquired by Twitter.
Starting April 30, Posterous activities will concentrate on Twitter projects and events. The website URL www.posterous.com will no longer be available, same with the mobile applications linked with it. Online users can download their Posterous spaces before the due date so they can save documents, images and videos.
To download Posterous Spaces, users can go to http://posterous.com/#backup. To ask for a backup of the Space, click “RequestBackup” beside the name of the Space.
You will be notified via email when the backup is ready. Go back to the link to download the .zip file. You can also transfer your Space to other services using importers by Squarespace or WordPress.
Agarwal ended the announcement by thanking all those who used the service and saying that he looks forward to seeing everybody on Twitter.