I started playing with a new social media site last week. Its kind of a combination between blogging and twitter. Really its like being able to take someone else's article and write all your thoughts about it (in more than 140 characters) and then share it with everyone. Before this site, you either had to write a whole new blog post in reaction to the one you read, or just share the link with a quick comment. Posterous now gives us this great new in-between option.
When I asked my Twitter followers what they thought of it, I got an overwhelmingly positive reaction. The only draw back I heard was "It doesn't work with Java-script" (if you're customizing) and the comment that someone used it less because they wanted to focus more on actual blogging.
Posterous has a cute little branding scheme, the sticky note and defines its market as first time online publishers, casual bloggers and social media professionals, as well as groups. Posterous also is supposed simplify the blogging process by accepting post via email (anything from photos, articles, audio, video, etc.).
Of course, Posterous will handily connect to all your other social media accounts as well (for you Facebook and Twitter fanatics). Leaning on the blog side of things, you can set up your own Posterous domain as well and it supposedly has the same customizable abilities that platforms like WordPress do. (It also integrates nicely with WordPress, by the way.)
Posterous was put together by two tech guys, Sachin Agarwal from Apple and Garry Tan who used to work with Windows Mobile. They are funded by Y-Combinator, a tech start-up investor who helped create other famous sites like Reddit.
I'm sure I will share more when I've spent more time checking Posterous out!
Have you tried Posterous yet? What do you think? How do you use it?