A Y Combinator startup that was founded by Brett, Sachin & Gary in mid 2008. It’s a simple web publishing platform via email.
Users are not required to create an account to use Posterous. To start, users simply email content to firstname.lastname@example.org and a “blog” is autocreated and sent back to the user.
Posterous embeds video, MP3s and other media into a player and turns images into image galleries. PDFs and other office documents are displayed in a Scribd embedded widget.
Users can also add friends and family’s email address to any Posterous site they control. When the emails have been added, users can post by sending content they want to publish to email@example.com.