Using Posterous, content can be shared anywhere online via email. Posterous provides users with personal blogs where their postings will reside. Posterous supports a wide variety of file formats, including documents, images, and media. The API allows users to read and write raw data including from users, sites, posts and pages. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON and JSONP.
A long time ago in Internet years, in a galaxy not so far away, a handful of tech titans in Silicon Valley and Seattle began building business platforms and battling for supremacy. The mobile device and app revolution hadn't yet begun. Terms like "social networking" and "wisdom of crowds" were going “viral". Web services and APIs were still emerging. The Google IPO of late 2004 had effectively slammed shut the Web 1.0 dotbomb era, paving the way for the amazing evolution of Web 2.0 services in 2005 that hit the mainstream in 2006.
Free blogging service Posterous is simple to use, but posts several types of content via e-mail or web: video, audio, pictures, and documents. For some users, though, they might prefer more enhancements to the interface, or a mobile app. For them, and the developers that cater to them, there's the newly updated Posterous API. A complete replacement and rewrite to the previous version, this allows a lot more access to developers, including administrative options like adding sites and users.
Recently, blogging service Posterous thought it would try and help ease the burden of moving from other places on the web to its blogging platform by developing a bunch of migration tools. All of these tools were built on other services' open APIs and designed to go in, grab your content, and republish it through Posterous maintaining as much metadata as possible. Things were fine until photo-hosting service Twitpic caught wind and cut of Posterous' API access.