I have been using Posterous for a couple of years now – got hooked from the very beginning by the really neat blogging by email feature that has been a Posterous trademark all along. The service has evolved nicely, including the general social media integration and now also the Pages feature that allows the users to create a more full blown site. I wasn’t late to get started with Pages and decided on the pretty much standard About, Contact and Archive options (plus some others). No fancy stuff at all but the Pages really turned my Posterous blog into something a lot more useful and serious, now also including a proper bio with quite a few embedded links.
- A free ride sure is nice but it might be a very bad choice for something that’s even close to mission critical. My Posterous blog has been kind of a hobby project but lately it’s been transforming into something different, without me even thinking twice about the security of my data. Any backup solutions by Posterous? I had no idea – and it turned out there apparently weren’t any, except the Google cache of course! But hey, what about Gmail going down or blocking me out? That sure would be extremely bad news so now I do backup my cloud; right now testing the very promising Backupify.
- Even though Posterous messed up big time, they responded swiftly to my Tweet addressed to @posterous and gave me the facts and an apology, without any excuses. Kudos to them for that.
- Twitter is often very useful in getting in touch with support and customer service functions. An ever increasing number of companies have official Twitter accounts and they also use Twitter for getting out the word for service outages.