Posterous Spaces gives users a place to share their videos, thoughts and photographs with a small group of friends and family. Users can also share their spaces publically so anyone and everyone can view them. The user names their space and can add a description. New spaces can be created or existing spaces edited by logging in online or with an Android device or iPhone. Privacy settings are also included for specific areas on the user’s space so that some content is viewable publically while other areas are restricted to authorized individuals. Posterous Spaces supplies users with a number of colorful themes to make their space more original and appealing to visitors. If the user does not find a theme they like, they can build a custom theme instead.
Posterous Spaces was founded in May of 2008 by Sachin Agarwal as Posterous. The application is often compared to Tumblr. Over time, Posterous simply did not catch on as well as Tumblr, whose user community grew tremendously over the years. To help spark new interest, Posterous was revamped and Posterous Spaces was created. The application is credited with offering users a simple alternative. That being said, there is still a lot of tight competition and Posterous Spaces seems to be just one in many options internet users have to choose from.
Users find Posterous Spaces to be very simple and convenient. The user interface looks good while keeping things simple so the user doesn’t have to spend hours learning how to post and edit their spaces. This may sound minor, but to a user that posts frequently or a casual user just learning how to share online the interface makes a huge difference. Posterous Spaces still has a ways to go to really shine, but it has begun to improve its offerings and glow a little brighter than it originally did.
Posterous Spaces welcomes users with a darkly textured background and sleek design that favors open space and glowing text (without overdoing it, of course). The application is very appealing, yet maintains a very professional style. The user interface includes no clutter so the user never feels lost as they work on their spaces. Users are given the freedom to add just about any kind of content they want with the application’s smooth design and basic customization features.
A new user can begin making their own spaces by clicking the “Sign Up” tab in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form that appears below the tab asks the user to provide an email address, username and password. After filling out the form and clicking the yellow “Go!” button, the user is automatically logged in and can begin creating new spaces and adding friends to their profile.
Posterous Spaces invites users to sign up and create their own spaces for free. Each account is given access to all current features. The user is also provided access to all themes. There are no fees or other expenses or purchases required. This is a great way to encourage users to begin building spaces and sharing content online with anyone they want.
Posterous Spaces is great for anyone searching for a quick, easy way to share things online. The application is versatile so users can share many types of content, including text, images and videos. The privacy settings also give the user an easy way to stay in control of who can access their content, a great feature for posting private photos or videos as well as spaces intended for anyone to view.