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Twitter set to bring the curtain down on Posterous

Its official - blogging platform Posterous is going to shut down on 30 April 30, announced the Twitter subsidiary in a blog post.

The news has not come as a shock, though, as rumours and speculation about Posterous' fate had already been swirling following its acquisition by Twitter in March 2012. That is despite Twitter having announced that it would keep the blogging platform alive.

Posterous revealed that it was calling it a day to ensure that the team can converge all its efforts on Twitter. However, Posterous co-founder Garry Tan is coming up with a new website dubbed Posthaven - one that he claims will never shut down.

"I'm teaming up with another co founder of Posterous, Brett Gibson, and we are taking a pledge to keeping the URLs online forever," said Tan, as reported by TechCrunch.

"It's $5 [£3] a month and will have all of the ease of use and power of Posterous. It's just the two of us and we're coding it in our bedrooms right now," he added.