Yesterday, we told you about Posterous’ attempt to take over the blogosphere with their new import option. Now they’re back with bigger and better news: support for email uploads for iPhone 3G S videos to practically any social site, including Twitter and Facebook.
Posterous is already a great distributor of your content since you can auto-tweet and post to a variety of other sites. So, with support for iPhone 3G S videos, Posterous is not only taking on TwitPic, but they’re also positioning themselves as a video for any platform service.
You can now share video with Posterous, and any additional site configured for auto-posting, simply by emailing your video to the appropriate Posterous email address. You can even shoot in whatever mode you’d like – landscape or standard – and not have to worry about how the video will be oriented on the web. Just click share on the video and email away to post everywhere (post@posterous,com), or just to specific services (for example, email@example.com).
Technically you could post video to Posterous via email previously, but they ramped up their support for iPhone videos to automatically render them properly, regardless of whether or not you shoot in landscape mood (trust me, this is fantastic and not supported by many other services), in a flash player that’s appropriate for the video. They’ve also increased overall video quality and updated the service to support the 3g2 and amr mobile formats for audio.
A few bonuses of using Posterous from your iPhone 3G S include the ability to download your video files (a standard feature of the service), video upload by email even when you’re not connected to a WiFi network (a huge shortcoming of other apps), and audio posting to Posterous using the native Voice Memos app.
Basically, Posterous provides the most convenient way to post video from your new iPhone and distribute it to your respective social sites that we’ve seen so far.