Is Twitter Shutting Down Posterous Spaces?

By: Chris Crum - January 21, 2013

A little less than a year ago, Twitter announced that it acquired Posterous, though the companies said that Posterous would remain up and running “without disruption,” some users have now found that they are unable to sign up for new Posterous Spaces accounts.

TechCrunch reported on the finding after receiving a tip. As we’ve confirmed separately, if you try to sign up for a new account, you’re greeted with the following message:

Oh noes! Something went wrong.

There was an error loading the page you requested. Please try again later, or send us an email

According to TechCrunch’s source, this has been going on for over a week. Here’s what Twitter and Posterous said when they announced the acquisition:

Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption. We’ll give users ample notice if we make any changes to the service. For users who would like to back up their content or move to another service, we’ll share clear instructions for doing so in the coming weeks.

To our knowledge, no notice has been giving of any changes, and as TechCrunch notes, the Posterous URL-shortening service is still up and running.

We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment, and will update accordingly.

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  • 9Dotstrategies

    Why now? Posterous is one of my favorite blogging platform aside from Weebly, WordPress and Blogger. Are they following Yahoo shutting down on some web apps sites (like geocities, delicious, etc) even it is helpful to users?

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  • Arnel

    That’s sad to hear. I just learned about Posterous Space just today and I find it more interesting than tumblr. I was planning to use it for my other blog.

    Posterous Spaces has a great potential, they just appeared at the wrong time.

  • Nick

    That is right. Many users are supporting and using Posterous. Are they going to turn backs on them? What are their plans?