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If you’re looking for a simple way to get stuff online in blog format, look no further than Posterous. How simple? Just email post@posterous.com. Your message subject becomes your blog post title, the message text the body of the blog post. The service treats attachments smartly […]

ScreenshotIf you’re looking for a simple way to get stuff online in blog format, look no further than Posterous. How simple? Just email post@posterous.com. Your message subject becomes your blog post title, the message text the body of the blog post. The service treats attachments smartly – images turn into image galleries, while documents are rendered via Scribd. If you like, you can set up a custom site title and URL and tweak a few things like comment settings, but you don’t have to.

Given the extremely low bar for posting to a Posterous site, it might be a good alternative to a wiki or traditional blog for a new or less-technical team trying out distributed work for the first time. Of course, whatever you post is public, which makes it impractical for sensitive information. The service is free, though there’s passing mention of charging for future premium features.

By Mike Gunderloy

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  1. This service is similar to the powerful Tumblr.

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  2. We’re not trying to compete with Tumblr. In fact, we think in the long run they’ll be an ally.

    Once we enable more of our post-to-other-social-media functionality, we hope to be the one place where you post all your photos. I’m sick of having to upload 5 times for something to show up on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Flickr, and my WordPress blog… how about one email and it appears everywhere?

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  3. Garry

    Your long term plan is interesting. I shall closely follow your progress with interest.

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