How many of you were sad to see the announcement from Posterous yesterday? The news is that Posterous will be turned off at the end of April. For those of you that didn’t know, Posterous was one of the original personal content curation platforms. You could selectively autopost content via email and distribute it to your blog, as well as many forms of media driven platforms such as Picture and Video sharing sites. For webmasters looking to create and bookmark content on the fly this was a really helpful tool. Sachin Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Posterous released a blog yesterday:
Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks.
Where will people turn now to bookmark and curate their personal research? I’ve prepared a couple of alternatives that are well equipped to help you filter the noise from social media and publish in other interactive ways to help you draw traffic back to your site…
Lists = Ranking. List Posts = Traffic. We help bloggers & brands curate, crowdsource, and engage readers via live embedded list content inside blog posts.
Social Bookmarking has evolved! Whether you collect tidbits of information for personal hobbies, educational reference, or better data management. Making these lists public helps introduce your own authority on a subject to people that network with you. I have a feeling interactive lists like these will provide the indicators for future search engine development.
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