Both post and posting are the same according to Cambridge Dictionary (Android version). Both have the same meaning i.e.

an electronic message that you send to a website in order to allow many people to see it

Anyway, these are the screenshots that I took:

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Related to the question, what's the difference? To give a particular example, suppose, I want to refer something that uploaded by someone on social media, is it a post or a posting?

P.S. Please use a vpn if the images can't be seen. It's probably your country blocked the imgur feature. That works on me. It's difficult to tell what's on the screnshoot when the definition of both two are exactly the same.

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    Please type text. Don't use screenshots or images. Nov 12, 2021 at 23:40
  • @MichaelHarvey what's the problem with the screenshots? It helps people to know whether probably there's the difference from the picture! If I typed it, people won't know!
    – user516076
    Nov 12, 2021 at 23:45
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    You should re-type the text. Screen shots or images are not indexable by search engines. Nov 12, 2021 at 23:48
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    Screenshots are also not accessible to people using screen readers. Nov 13, 2021 at 2:35
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    @user516076 No Problem here. I had not encountered any of your previous posts, I was just trying to help you understand why many prefer text to images. I have no negative feelings to you, and hope you ask as many questions as yu can use help with. I for one enjoy providing answers. Nov 13, 2021 at 16:43

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The word that everybody uses for this purpose is "post." As the dictionary says, "posting" (as a noun) is also possible, but relatively rare.

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