Tag Archives: Blogging

Imagine that! Getty makes millions of photos freely available

In a surprise move that will empower bloggers, Getty Images has made over 35 million of their archived photo images freely available for non-commercial, online use.  The Getty archives contain some of the most notable photographs ever taken.  From the whimsical image of Albert Einstein sticking out his toungue for the photgrapher to the heart-wrenching smoke trails that remained in the sky following the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986, Getty Images has opened a vast collection of poignant and intriguing snapshots the capture the best and the worst of the human experience. Continue reading

Death knell for Posterous?

Posterous has been an iBraryguy favorite in the “microblogging” wars that have seen Tumblr rise to a place of prominence.  Though we certainly like Tumblr for its amazing ease of use, there is just something more elegant  . . . more professional . . . to the workings and look of Posterous.

Earlier this week, Twitter announced that it had acquired Posterous.  The initial question was what this meant for Posterous, moreso than Twitter.  Would the site survive?

According to the message sent to Posterous users, the site is staying available for now.  There was no mention of suture support and development however.  Not a good sign.  News outlets such as CNN are reporting the Posterous engineers have already been assigned to other projects within Twitter.  Also not a good sign.  Perhaps the most telling news is that Posterous has advised its users that any disruption in service will be preceded by a warning and that they are already preparing instructions to assist users who wish to migrate their blogs to other sites.

Though we would hate to see Posterous go, it appears that the handwriting is already on the wall … er, web ….  It will be interesting to see what happens next for both Posterous and Twitter.  Twitter has certainly picked up some new talent.  Sadly, it could mean the end of one of the web’s cooler blogging platforms.