Posterous Bought By Twitter

Today I woke up to an email from Posterous. Posterous is an online blogging platform which aims to make publishing blogs easy.

In the email there was a statement which let me know that Posterous has been taken over by Twitter.

Here's what was in the email:
Hi todoleo,
I’m thrilled to announce that Posterous has been acquired by Twitter!
The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier to bring our technology and expertise to 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.
Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption. We’ll give users ample notice if we make any changes to the service. For users who would like to back up their content or move to another service, we’ll share clear instructions for doing so in the coming weeks.
You can find more information answers to other questions you may have here.
Finally, I’d like to offer thanks to everyone, especially those who have been with Posterous since day one. The last four years have been an amazing journey. Your encouragement, praise and criticism have made Posterous better, and I really appreciate everything you’ve done.
Thanks again and I look forward to building great things for you at Twitter.
- Sachin
(Sachin is Sachin Agarwal, the founder and CEO of Posterous)

We'll just have to see what happens with this: will Twitter expand into being a full blogging platform? How long will Posterous still be around for?

Posterous is very similar to Tumblr (and in a way Blogger too...), but with Twitter's backing/guidance/orders it may grow quick and big. Lets see what happens.

For the readers of this blog: do not worry, I will continue to use the reliable tried and tested Blogger platform.