On monday twitter announced that they were puchasing the micro blogging service posterous. Posterous was set up by in 2008 by Sachin Agarwal, after he decided he wanted an easier way to post his photo’s to the web.
So why would twitter want to buy a service that in many respects is so much like it’s own?On his own blog Sachin said, “The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe.”
Does this mean that Twitter sees the microblogging platforms as a threat, or that it needed to own the whole microblogging space? I’m certain that Tumblr will inevitably try to insure that that does not happen. Typically Twitter’s aquisitions have been about talent rather than product, but this time it seems different, there does seem to be a real synergy between the two products.
Hopefully Twitter will be more careful with this aquisition than they have been with TweetDeck, though perhaps, the ability to research Twitter streams and include other social networks with ease was something that Twitter wants to sell, rather than give away.
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