Posterous is an easy, fast blogging service created to do two things that its co-founders say early blog platforms did not do: focus on rich media and focus on mobile devices.
Oh, yes, and there was one other thing, says one of the co-founders.
Posterous had to have “all the features you’d expect from a full-fledged volume platform,” says Sachin Agarwal, but it had to be simple enough that “my mom and my dad can use it right out of the box.”
If you can use email, you can use Posterous to add photos, video, MP3′s and files to blogs and use it with mobile devices.
Launched in mid-2008 and with a growth rate recently estimated at 20 percent per month, the Y Combinator startup is making a case for itself in a field that CrunchBase shows has at least ten competitors.
Well, we wanted to find out more about this interesting startup, so we visited Agarwal and co-founder, Garry Tan, in Posterous’ San Francisco headquarters to hear more about the Posterous philosophy.
Here’s some basic information about the co-founders from the Posterous site:
“Agarwal spent 6 years working on Final Cut Pro at Apple, Inc. He loves taking photos and is an avid blogger. He started Posterous.com to create an easier way to blog and share photos on the internet. He graduated from Stanford University in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science.”
“Tan is an interaction designer, software engineer, and editorial photographer. Before Posterous, he co-founded the financial analysis platform at Palantir Technologies and was a Program Manager at Microsoft for Windows Mobile. He graduated from Stanford in Computer Systems Engineering in 2003.”
Links relevant to this video include:
Posterous Web site — http://www.posterous.com
Posterous blog — http://blog.posterous.com/
CrunchBase — http://www.crunchbase.com/company/posterous
Y Combinator — http://ycombinator.com/