Posterous Acquired by Twitter (They Host This Blog)

Well this is interesting news:

Big news: Posterous has been acquired by Twitter!

The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Plus, the people at Twitter are genuinely nice folks who share our vision for making sharing simpler.

Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption. We’ll give users ample notice if we make any changes to the service. For users who would like to back up their content or move to another service, we’ll share clear instructions for doing so in the coming weeks.

Typically this kind of acquisition implies that the service is not long for this world.  Can anyone recommend a good, simple blog-hosting platform that I could migrate to?  Note that I’m not a big fan on Tumblr and its downtime and its funky commenting mechanisms. :P

Questions, comments, interesting anecdotes? Tweet to me at @ajdecon, or send me an email at ajdecon@ajdecon.org.