Posterous to close, Posthaven to rise
MANILA, Philippines - Posterous is closing, but in its wake rises a site "made to last forever:" Posthaven.
The Posterous blog announced its closure date on February 15, saying the site and the Posterous apps will go dark on April 30. The team at Posterous will be refocusing its efforts on Twitter, according to The Next Web. Twitter acquired Posterous in March 2012.
Users have the option of downloading their Posterous spaces through a backup system till then.
In the wake of the announcement, Posterous co-founders Garry Tan and Brett Gibson are setting up Posthaven, which promises to "to create the world's best blogging platform and stay that way for as long as humanly possible."
Posthaven's creators are upfront about the site's intentions, stating that it won't show ads or look for investors; it will simply charge a modest fee to keep the service going. The site currently offers name reservations for $5, which will count for a user's first month of service when the site goes live. - Rappler.com