Calum Henderson

A Christian guy in his early twenties studying to be a Primary School teacher. Interested in technology and education.

Use Posterous to Easily Enhance Your Tweeting

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Posterous will allow you to easily post MP3s, files, videos and photos to Twitter. Here’s how.

Posterous is the new kid on the block when it comes to blogging. This simple site allows you to create a blog just by sending an email. How does this enhance tweeting you ask?

Posterous connects up with Twitter (as well as numerous other sites), so that when you post something to posterous, it automatically posts to your other accounts. For Twitter, this takes the form of a tweet with the post’s title, and a short link to the post.

The great part is the ease with which you can post to Posterous. Just by sending an email, you can easily upload an MP3, file, photo or video to your Posterous account, which is then shared on Twitter (and other sites). Did I mention how easy it is!? For example, if you email the URL of a youtube video to Posterous. They will automatically convert it to an embedded video. And if you email multiple photos, they will convert it to a lovely photo gallery.

To start a Posterous account, all you need to do is send an email to post (at) posterous [dot] com. Simple! Your account is created and you can hook it up to your Twitter account with ease. Alternatively, you can set up an account at posterous.com.

So what are you waiting for? Send that email and start sharing MP3s, files, photos and videos on Twitter with ease!

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Comments

  • December 15, 2009

    I been using Posterous for about 3 mnths, and works great. Can’t beat simple to use and great features.

    Right now I use it to bookmark/post my blog’s blog post on it.

  • December 15, 2009

    @calumhenderson Posterous surely is an easy if not the easiest way for blogging and sharing to twitter or other social medias. But one thing I concern is that if you share a webpage to posterous, is that called copied? Since not everyone likes people to share their whole post on another webpage.

  • December 15, 2009

    @calumhenderson I’m certainly agree with you till I watched the video by “Chris Brogan Speech at LeWeb” which totally change my mind about it.

    We are in the in “Sharing Revolution Information” this days not copied information.

  • December 15, 2009

    @JohnAguiar Another great application of Posterous!

    @freenuts @syedakram Totally agree with you guys on not copying others work. I wouldn’t use Posterous to share others blog posts, surely you could just share a shortlink to their site? I use Posterous to share videos (which can be embedded) and photos that I have taken.

    You can view my Posterous here.

  • December 15, 2009

    These are some amazing tips! I haven’t used Posterous but I saw a great interview with them on Inside the Webb and they seem like a great upcoming Web 2.0 company.

  • December 15, 2009

    Thanks for the tip Calum! I can definitely see myself using the .mp3 functionality here, to post songs to Twitter, etc – just like using TwitPic to post photos.

  • December 16, 2009

    @dislands @twitrpros A pleasure to share these tips with you.

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