Posterous Shutting Down On April 30th

The Posterous blogging platform will be shutting down on April 30th 2013. Since being acquired (or acqu-hired) by Twitter in March 2012, there have been few feature updates to the service.
On February 15th 2013 Sachin Agarwal, founder and CEO of Posterous, published a page linked to from the landing page with the announcement and instructions on how to export data from the service. The announcement itself follows.

Posterous will turn off on April 30
Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale.
On April 30th, we will turn off and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30, Posterous Spaces will no longer be available either to view or to edit.

Right now and over the next couple months until April 30th, you can download all of your Posterous Spaces including your photos, videos, and documents. 

Here are the steps:

Go to
Click to request a backup of your Space by clicking “Request Backup” next to your Space name.
When your backup is ready, you'll receive an email.
Return to to download a .zip file.
If you want to move your site to another service, WordPress and Squarespace offer importers that can move all of your content over to either service. Just remember: you need to back up your Spaces by April 30.

We’d like to thank the millions of Posterous users who have supported us on our incredible journey. We hope to provide you with as easy a transition as possible, and look forward to seeing you on Twitter. Thank you.

Sachin Agarwal
Founder and CEO
So there goes another social media service. Tumblr seems to have won this section of the market, and definitely seems to have more traction.

As usual, feel free to leave comments and/or questions below. Here's a link to my practically unused Posterous space too. 

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.

A New Jolicloud Later This Year

Last night a tweet popped up in my Twitter stream from the official Jolicloud account.
"A new Jolicloud is coming this fall, register for the beta:"

Of course the first thing I did was head over to and register. The Jolicloud homepage is now openly inviting users to register for the beta of the service.

I registered and updated the details of which platforms I use and will be using Jolicloud on, and that was it! Easy Peasy! (No pun towards the Ubuntu Netbook derivative intended...)

So as I continue to use Jolicloud through the web browser on my Desktop/Laptop machine, and as an OS on  a partition of my netbook, I'm looking forward to seeing what Tariq Krim and the rest of the clever people working on Jolicloud are going to come up with.
You can read more about Jolicloud 1.2 here. As usual, feel free to leave comments and/or questions at the end of this post. If you liked and/or found this post useful, please also Google +1 it. 

Todoleo Tech Blog Now Available on Kindle

I'm proud to announce that the Todoleo Tech Blog is now available as a subscription on Amazon Kindle.
Todoleo Tech in the Kindle Store.
You will be able to download the blog and read it even when you are not wirelessly connected with your device.

To find it in the Kindle Store just search for the word "todoleo" and Todoleo Tech should be the one and only result.

The subscription has a free 14 day trial and is then £1.99 per month.

Don't fret! I won't be putting up a paywall! You will still be able to read the Todoleo Tech Blog for free here on

Blogging On The Move

I'm on my way to an appointment using public transport.

Using one of my older Android devices to post the entry using the Blogger app, I just want to point out how good the Nokia 5230 is as a portable media player.

The music player is fantastic. I'm listening to an episode of This Week in Tech (TWiT) which is quite long (2 hrs). Pausing, resuming and scrolling through the content is really easy. It's much easier than it is on my Android devices' media player software.

Just sayin'!