Posted July 23, 2012on:
The most recent service outage might be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. I was alerted of the down time by TNW and this tweet was the third in a series.
When Posterous first launched, I jumped on that bandwagon because it offered blogging by email, easy group blogging, and an eye-catching and quick way of embedding photos, videos, and audio. As a plus, the service went mobile for consumption and creation.
Even before it was bought by Twitter, I started to see the cracks. Posts would not upload, be incomplete, or break later. Blogging by email used to be practically instantaneous; I have experienced hours-long delays. Posts would duplicate or photos/thumbnails would go missing (see example above). My son and I tried responding to a visitor’s comment but the reply never appeared.
It is like being locked out of your own house. That is why I share the sentiments of this edublogger who tweeted: