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September 12, 2011 12:15 ET

Posterous Launches Private Sharing Service to Give Friends and Family More Control Over How They Share

Introducing Posterous Spaces -- Share Smarter by Preventing Those "Oops" Sharing Moments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - Launching today, Posterous Spaces offers more control and simplicity for selective sharing with friends, families and colleagues online. With intuitive privacy controls to accommodate the full range of groups in one's life, Posterous Spaces helps put a stop to "oops" sharing moments online. Posterous Spaces is the first group sharing service that operates across web, email and mobile devices.

With private group sharing on Posterous growing 3x as fast as public sharing, the need for a dedicated service was clear. The recent focus on privacy controls from existing and upstart social networks further highlights the demand for services that better foster selective sharing -- but only Posterous offers straightforward group sharing across devices with intuitive privacy controls that mirror how you share in real life.

"Social networks are now embedded into our daily routine, but it's harder to control who sees what you share online and it's forcing us to share less than we'd like. As a result, mainstream private sharing is still stuck in the inbox1," says Sachin Agarwal, founder and CEO of Posterous. "Posterous Spaces brings intuitive and two-way private sharing to the Internet, across all devices, making it as simple as possible for groups of people to share their lives together."

Introducing Posterous Spaces:

Full Control Over Whom You Share With: Posterous Spaces simplifies the sharing process with intuitive and easy to expand privacy settings and posting options. It is clear to everyone involved who is part of each Space, enabling two-way sharing between multiple people to flow naturally. People can manage multiple Spaces from one dashboard with full control over who can see each post. Each post can be shared with a select few or broadcast widely with auto-posting to 26 services including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, YouTube and others.

Permanent and Customizable: Rather than posting to a fast-moving stream where you can blink and miss a special moment, Posterous Spaces provides a permanent archive of all posts including photos in high-resolution -- for everyone in your Space to enjoy and re-visit forever. Everyone can make their Space their own by customizing its look and feel and even link it to their own domain for free.

Participate Any Way from Anywhere: With no sign-up required to view or respond to posts, Posterous Spaces lets people participate, consume and respond in whichever way is most natural to them (email, web or mobile device) -- with all updates archived on their Space. Whether posting by email, the web or app, Posterous Spaces takes the content and automatically formats it to make the best presentation possible. For example, vacation photos can be sent in via email attachment and are automatically displayed with accordion-style thumbnails instead of bulky photos stacked on top of one and other.

Additional information including a video providing an overview of Posterous Spaces features is available at www.posterous.com

About Posterous
Posterous enables smarter sharing online by giving people full control over who can see their posts via email, Web or mobile devices. Over 15 million people rely on Posterous to share or consume with friends, family and colleagues every month; Posterous was founded in San Francisco in 2008 and is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures and an all-star cast of successful angel investors and entrepreneurs.

1AOL, Nielsen May 2011 http://www.slideshare.net/duckofdoom/aol-nielsen-content-sharing-study

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