Posterous, which is a site for group blogging, has just come out of beta and is available to anybody. If you have ever been involved in an activity where you have to easily distribute different types of information (documents, photos,videos, web links, etc.) to a large group of people, Posterous may be the solution. E-mail anything to Posterous and it appears on your blog/website. Send just a website address and it appears as a hyperlink. Send a document and you have complete functionality with Scribd. Basically, email anything to Posterous and it appears on your own website/blog. The subject line of the email becomes the title of the item posted.
I have set up a blog for my entrepreneurship class at FIU this spring using Prosperous. No more giving out links, no more flash drive copying, no more paper anything. The link is http://roberthackercourse.posterous.com/ . Took me ten minutes to set up and load content.
For those who subscribe to blogs, Posterous offers all the usual choices. If you want to subscribe to my course blog, you can get all my presentations, videos and spreadsheets from the course. There will be no voice of the lectures to go with the content to start, but I may record a lecture and post it occasionally. Just like the MIT professors :)
For serious blogging I am going to stay with TypePad, but for mass information distribution Posterous looks like a winner. If you ever needed a quick blog (e.g. missing child, disaster, etc.) Posterous would be a good choice.
Hint: leave your email signature off your posting emails to Posterous or it appears after the object you post.