The 4-year-old blogging platform officially announced the acquisition Monday afternoon on its company blog, noting that “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.”
Twitter’s company blog echoed the same sentiments.
“We’re always looking for talented people who have the passion and personality to join Twitter,” reads a blog post about the deal. “Acquisitions have given us people and technology that have enabled us to more quickly build a better Twitter for you.”
Posterous as a platform particularly lends itself to mobile blogging. While posts can be added using the website’s rich text editor, posts –including those containing pictures, video, or documents– can also be added via email.The acquisition brings Posterous’ engineers, product managers and other employees into the flock with plans for them to work “on several key initiatives that will make Twitter even better.”
Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption, and the company promises to “give users ample notice” if any changes are on the horizon.
If you purchased a domain from Posterous, you’ll receive an email from its domain partner eNom in the next several days with instructions on how to access your account. If you’re redirecting your domain or subdomain to Posterous, the service will continue to point to your Posterous Space, with no need for you to make any changes.
For those who want to backup content from Posterous or move your content to another service, the company will be providing instructions on how to do so in the coming weeks.
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