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Posterous – the simplest way to blog, share photos, tweet…

Posterous – The place to post everything. Just email us. Dead simple blog by email

That’s the pitch – the reality is simpler. Email post@posterous.com and your blog begins. The site replies with a link to help you set up a password and customise the blog’s web address, but essentially you just email stuff to Posterous and it works out what to do with it.

Sets of pictures become a picture gallery. Google Maps links show up as maps. YouTube links or iPhone videos appear as embedded video. Word documents are embedded Scribd document viewers. You can tell it to Tweet your posts or update your Flickr account.

They’ve created a single email interface to most of today’s self-publishing services. Genius.¬†Posterous is truly effortless and elegant computing.