Twitter Taking Down Acquired Blogging Platform

Twitter is shuttering the blogging service it acquired for a pretty penny last year.

MMW learned Friday that the end of April will bring with it the end of Posterous, a blogging service that Twitter was reportedly interested in primarily for the talented team behind the company and not the company itself.

“Tellingly, Twitter’s corporate blog remained hosted by Google’s Blogger after the Posterous acquisition,” Business Insider reported Friday.

Posterous CEO Sachin Agarwal became a key player in Twitter’s recent launch of new photo-sharing features. The Posterous site experienced outages late last year, which some viewed as possibly due to the team’s focus on other projects.

Here’s the official announcement from the Posterous site today:

Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale.

On April 30th, we will turn off and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30, Posterous Spaces will no longer be available either to view or to edit.

Right now and over the next couple months until April 30th, you can download all of your Posterous Spaces including your photos, videos, and documents.