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May 25 2013

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Because Myoo89 gave me ideas on the last one. And I pretty much felt like doing this after hearing Yahoo buying Tumblr for a million or something :B
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May 22 2013


Loserificus: Ah ok then. AAAAAAANYWAYS I cant wait to make a comic with Posterous being shot dead by Twitter, and then Tumblr crying & Yahoo beside her saying "it's ok Tumblr i wont shoot you dead. Trust me" and then Soup will be all like "BITCH PLZ I'M FABULOUSLY STANDING ALONE"

Tumblr & Yahoo:

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September 14 2012


Posterous vs Soup.io

Reposted from listenorshutup-deactivated20120




So I’ve went through both briefly, and both have their advantages and disadvantages.

The biggest advantage both have is that we can still talk to each other and not stay in the white supremacist club that is Tumblr.

So I decided to make a list of pros and cons for both so that people can decide for themselves which they would prefer to use, if not both.  I specifically looked into privacy settings because we’re all very concerned about that.


  • For their privacy settings, you can make your Space public, followers only, or password protected.
  • For comments, you can allow everyone to comment on your posts (and I’m assuming this also includes anonymous posters), only “logged in users” to post, or nobody evar.
  • HOWEVER.  “Logged in users” also includes Facebook and Twitter users.  Any Facebook or Twitter user can still comment on your posts even if they’re not on Posterous, and I would guess that, like on other social networks, your posts will show up on their feed/tweets when they comment.  This might be a concern for those of us who have RL privacy concerns and do not want our family members, friends, past people who’ve harrassed us, etc. posting or commenting on our things and letting RL people know what we’re up to.  I believe if you make your Space “followers and members only,” it can prevent this, but I would not suggest keeping your Space public if this is a concern for you, or just be very vague about who you are so that no one will find you.
  • BUT!  You have the option of moderating comments as they come in.  Any comment not approved by you will not be posted.
  • There is no “reblogging” feature on Posterous, meaning people can only comment, and I didn’t see a way to respond to comments.  This means there’s very limited interaction on this site.
  • There is no way to import your Tumblr blog on Posterous.  They did have import features, but they did away with them, apparently. They’re planning on enabling it…sometime.
  • The site is very simple to use, and the “Reader” is just like the Dashboard on Tumblr
  • Can make certain posts private so that only you will see them
  • Can upload images, audio, video, documents, etc. from your computer and attach them to posts, but there’s no special interface for each like there is on Tumblr
  • Not so sure if, while commenting on a post, you can post with an image or gif (lol sorry glee fans)


  • Privacy settings:  Your blog can either be public, friends only, or stealth (where no one can see you evar).  There’s no worrying about Twitter or Facebook on soup.io. There’s no moderating comments like there is on Posterus, but I don’t believe that non-soup.io users can make comments on your posts.  And if your blog is “friends only,” only friends can see your posts and comment
  • Like Posterous, there’s no “reblogging” on soup.io, either, however, when someone makes a “reaction” to your post, you can respond to them via the dashboard unlike on Posterous, which enables a bit more interaction.  And you can leave images, links, etc. as reactions, so I’m assuming gifs will work.  There is also the “repost” feature which lets you just repost posts (who would have thought?), but there’s no “reblogging” and adding commentary with “repost.”  If you want to add commentary, you have to “react.”
  • OVERCAPACITY!  OVERCAPACITY EVERY 5 SECONDS!  LOL.  Though this is probably because many of us are moving on this site
  • Not as clean as Posterous — the site does look kind of cluttered
  • There’s no certain “dashboard” for soup.io, but you can see pages of your friend’s blogs, friends of friends, and “stalkers”
  • Yes, stalkers.  Anybody who follows you, but you don’t follow them, are called a “stalker.”  And that’s amusing to me.
  • Well, unless you get enough people to follow your blog.  Then, they become “followers” :(.  I liked “stalkers” better.
  • CAN import Tumblr blog onto soup.io, though I’ve personally had some difficulties with it.  Maybe because people are joining.  But it IS possible.  Just try it again when the site isn’t so busy.
  • Though the overcapacity and importing issues might be signs of bad servers
  • No way to make certain posts private (from what I’ve seen)
  • Has a very Tumblr-like interface for posting.  You can make seperate posts of texts, or make separate posts for links, audio, video, quotes, etc.  There are also options to make posts for events and reviews (if you’re a critic or something)

Both of these sites enable you to tag posts.  Also, I’m not so certain about accessibility issues on either site.

This is what I got so far.  Personally, I’m leaning towards soup.io more because I like the privacy settings better (Facebook and Twitter users can comment on my stuff?  lol nooooo.  If soup.io doesn’t work out for me, I might have to have a strict rule about that because NO).  Also, there’s more interaction with others than on Posterous. 

If I missed anything, or if I got something wrong, feel free to say something.

Edited the post to add things/clarify/correct grammar/etc.

All my cries to see you leaving, and you’ll be missed. There’s so many people moving, I might myself, but IDK. If I do, it will probably be just to keep in touch with people. Or something. Hm. But. Hm.

But aahh, you shall be super missed D=

Somewhat fair points, and a good comparison. And Soup doesn't get that much overcapacity THAT frequently (though maybe this review is written before Soup pretty much improved) and lol, the dashboard is in your main page but we have a different dashboard for reposting our friends' posts, and 'stalkers' have now been renamed to 'followers'. And if you follow them back they become 'friends'.

I've always wanted to try Posterous one day, seeing that it's also good and it lets you autopost through email, but since Posterous changed to Posterous Spaces & went all Google+'s Circles-like, I'm not sure if i'll make it a blog or not. And WTH Tumblr isn't a white supremacist place... there are loads of social justice blogs there, Tumblrites are pretty much craving for equality of all kinds in society.

I still think I like Soup better than Posterous, for you can repost and react with gifs & images. Soup FTW.

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K Q J - light blogging sites
King - Posterous
Queen - Tumblr (with a little 4Chan Anon peeking up XD)
Jack/Knave - Soup
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February 07 2011

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January 26 2011

Posterous will turn off on April 30

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 posterous.com 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.
Awww that's kinda sad. I always wanted to try Posterous (well before I had Soup). Oh well... seeing that Publr died, I guess after Posterous die off on April, Soup.io will be the #1 Tumblr alternative. HUZZAH. Proud living on the Soup side.

Submitted: Posterous vs. Tumblr: A Head to Head

A head to head comparison of Posterous and Tumblr.
I like comparing sites... theyre forgetting soup.io XD
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