RE: [evonline2002_webheads] Re: Posterous
- I have been a great fan of posterous over the last two years and have come
to reply on it for my work with students' recordings.
I'm left wondering what to do from now on.
As this news hit us right at the end of the mMOOC, I have been posting about
my search for something to use instead of posterous in that group on Edmodo.
I have made my posts public so that they can be read by people not using
Edmodo. This is the link to the public page:
I have posted about Tumblr, Chirbit and briefly about Spreaker and plan to
do the same with audioboo, Soundcloud and iPadio.
When I decide where to go next, I will still be left with the problem of
what to do with the backups I have ordered from posterous.
The two solutions posterous suggest won't work for me. Squarespace is not
free and I wouldn't want to pay or ask my students to pay and Wordpress
won't be able to host the audio files.
I can foresee any solution being very time consuming as I link posts to
wherever I can find to house the audio files.
I'm am keen to examine all possibilities for a replacement to posterous for
audio files, so if you've got any suggestions, please let me know. I fear we
will be mostly commiserating with each other more than finding solutions to
the back up problem, but, hey, that's something!
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of John Hibbs
Sent: 17 February 2013 04:54
Subject: Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Re: Posterous
One would think that before the Final Decision to shutter the doors
would be to blast all the users with some rate chart -- and see if
there was enough income to stay afloat.
As good as Posterous was, I would think that it could have made it on
a fee-for-service basis? (So long as the provider doesn't keep
offering new bells and windows, one would think that maintenence
costs would be relatively small.
It would be interesting to know more about Posterous 'on going'
service costs would be? It would also be interesting to learn what
would Tribe Leaders, like Vance, would be able to "collect" from
their Tribe for continuing the service?
At 2:50 AM +0000 2/17/13, Michael Coghlan wrote:
>Hi everyone.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>It does seem the nature of the free software beast that eventually, in
>1) it will no longer be free.
>2) it will close down.
>Backupify (backupify.com) provides back up service (at a small cost) for
>all Google apps (Gmail, Blogger, etc), Flickr, Facebook and Twitter, but
>not for Posterous :(
>It's a real shame that Tapped In and Posterous are closing. TI is part
>of webheads history! It's been one of our default home bases for a long
>time. And I thought Posterous was the simplest tool out there for
>getting content on the web quickly. It seemed to accept just about
>anything you threw at it via email, upload, or phone.
>It seems that as Facebook goes on expanding and convincing people that
>it is THE internet, other niche products fall by the wayside because
>they can't compete. Just like small businesses close as supermarket
>chains monopolise the market.
>And yes, as Nina said, back up and keep a local copy of anything you
>value and want to keep
- This might be useful. I noticed that Larry Ferlazzo posted this morning about how to migrate from Posterous to Edublogs:
I hope I am not repeating something already obvious to those of you who have already written in this thread.