posterous is cool, no doubt about that. Using the corresponding email address I can exactly define where my posts should go and all that without having to open the website of the services I’d like to use. I can write blog posts, add web snippets to my tumble log, send tweets, add photos to my Flickr photostream and so on.
posterous is very intelligent when it comes to posting links to other services. It uses short URL services to shorten long URLs which is very useful on services like Twitter. It embeds Flickr photos (if possible), YouTube videos and hosts attached media like pictures and music without the hassle of setting up webspace anywhere, directly into the post.
I love posterous, email has become much more universal thanks to this service.
But what I don’t like very much is the way posterous adds new posts to my tumble log at tumblr.com (ulfklose.name). Tumblr creates different kinds of posts, depending on the content you’d like to submit. The available content types are:
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When I submit a post to [email protected], the content will become available through my posterous account (this one) and my Tumblr account. The Tumblr account posts the link to Twitter, Twitter posts to Facebook 😉 To make sure everyone will notice 😀
That works fine, but… When sending content via posterous to Tumblr, everything is submitted as “Text”. It would be much nicer if there were the possibility to tag the email content with #text, #photo and so on so that Tumblr will create an adequate post and not the generic one with the type “Text”.
Flickr. I love Flickr. What whould be very nice, besides that I won’t post 200 MB of photos via email, would be the possibility to create new albums or even collections via posterous. I’m using iPhoto ’09 so it’s very unlikely that I will post photos via posterous to my Flickr stream, but maybe other users would love to see this.
Maybe someone at posterous reads this and can make a statement. Maybe it’s already possible and I just missed that one?
Anyway, you guys at posterous, keep up the good work, I love your service and it saves me so much time when posting contents to my social network services.