I was hoping to include Posterous as one of the options that teachers interested in blogging might use. However, after reading that it has been acquired by Twitter and after the very cryptic message about backing up my posts to another blog site, it makes me very uncomfortable.
Posterous was such a great tool for educational purposes. I really like the fact that teachers could set up a blog that students could easily post to, and yet the teacher could moderated those posts before they became public.
The science teacher in my school set up a Posterous account for his 7th graders prior to a field trip to the CT Science Museum. The students were given the email address, and they were able to take pictures with their smartphones of different exhibits that interested them, add some commentary, and then post it to the blog. It was a pretty nice experiment.
Twitter is such a great platform for teachers to connect and share resources. I don’t understand why they would do anything to hurt current Posterous bloggers.
I do hope the folks at Posterous give us some clearer guidelines of how to proceed. Their last post was on March 12, and there has been no other word since then.
I do remember how educators embraced the Ning collaboration area and how the owners betrayed their trust. I hope Posterous does not go the same route.