Tom Standage: How commonplace books were like Tumblr and Pinterest, drawing from the research for his forthcoming book.
See also: the distractions of social media, 1673 style.
- We’re incredibly proud of our partners’ creativity and have been constantly amazed by how well these creations can fit into our Dashboards.
- We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of the new Tumblr app!
- Dialogue about these behaviors is incredibly important and online communities can be extraordinarily helpful to people struggling with these difficult conditions.
- Online dialogue about these acts and conditions is incredibly important; this prohibition is intended to reach only those blogs that cross the line into active promotion or glorification.
- We’re incredibly sorry and appreciate your patience with us tonight.
- Through their monthly events, the NY Tech Meetup has given countless startups support from an incredibly welcoming and encouraging community.
- So today we’re incredibly proud to launch our Polish translation, making Tumblr available in nine languages!
- Incredibly wealthy felines who stack cheese.
- We’re incredibly humbled and grateful for your empathy and generosity.
- An incredibly comprehensive guide to everything music at SXSW from a local, with band reviews and party fliers for the music portion of the festival.
- This year’s conference is going to be the best yet, and we’re incredibly happy to be able to take part.
- We’re incredibly confident in our ability to scale to serve all of the visitors to your awesome blogs.
- We hit an incredibly difficult problem with the way the Queue processes handle their publishing step that forced us to unwind and rewrite a big chunk of our publishing routine.
- We’re incredibly moved by the events happening across North Africa and the Middle East, especially the recent images, videos and commentary we’ve seen on Tumblr about Egypt.
- We want you to know that we’re still right in the thick of the most comprehensive re-architecting our infrastructure has ever been through, and while you might still hit some bugs or errors this month, our incredibly capable team is working 24/7 to keep your blogs fast and stable.
- But please always know that we truly care about your work as much as you do, and we have an incredibly capable team working incredibly hard to take good care of it.
- Heather Peterson gets to make incredibly cool stuff all day and get paid for it.
- And we’re incredibly honored that Time Out featured us in their lineup of the best places to work in New York City!
- Four new incredibly special themes have joined Tumblr’s Premium Theme Garden!
- But it does take advantage of Tumblr’s publishing tools to make it incredibly easy to build a portfolio.
- And finally, despite the mess, it’s incredibly tempting to jump into a huge pile of snow whilst yelling “Cowabunga, dudes!”
- Last week we had the honor of showcasing a few of the incredibly talented filmmakers on Tumblr.
- To deal with the overwhelming volume of content that makes most real-time search incredibly unwieldy, we’ve developed a clustering engine that lets you quickly filter the 650,000 new Tumblr posts created every day, based on likes and reblogs.
- Not only are these guys remarkable developers, they have an incredibly inspiring vision for building consumer products, and we couldn’t wait to start working with them on the next suite of Tumblr/iPhone features.
- The Tumblr team worked incredibly hard to pull this together.
Clayton Cubitt: On the Topic of NSFW Tags.
That said, his wider points - about seeing images on the full page (rather than the RSS feed, which is entirely under Tumblr’s control and may not be perfect) and the difficulty of choosing whether something is or isn’t safe for work - are good ones and worth reading.
On Wednesday, Tumblr announced in an apparent about-face that it would be allowing paid advertisement on the popular blogging platform. David Kamp, Tumblr CEO and founder, made the announcement at Ad Age’s Digital Conference today in New York.
As recently as April 12, Kamp toldAd Age that advertising was “a complete last resort.” In 2010, the CEO famously said, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times,that the company was “pretty opposed to advertising. It really turns our stomachs.”
Yesterday, however, 25-year-old CEO added that putting ads on Tumblr Radar would get an advertiser 120 million impressions per day and will be available as of May 2.
I can’t say I’m surprised or overly disappointed by the announcement - for a free service it is more of an inevitability.
I’ve noticed a few posts recently in Tumblr Radar that, if not paid, felt as if they weren’t quite arising from sheer popularity- there were some related to the Hunger Games film, and another for the new John Cusack Edgar Allan Poe movie. Perhaps these weren’t actually paid for, but were testing the waters.
The fact that I wasn’t sure if they were paid or not seems to show that the Radar slot feels ripe for advertiisng. It’s small, but well-seen (I’m sure plenty of people check their dashboard multiple times a day, if not hour) but it’s also not too large or garish. If the paid ads aren’t too jarring or obtrusive, I can see it working fairly well for everyone.
I also suspect that any Radar items have to be on Tumblr itself, so that you can like or reblog them. That’s also smart for getting brands on the site, much as I prefer my social networks filled with people, not businesses. (I’ve been musing a post about why I like Flickr for this reason: there are unusually popular accounts around, but if they’re not photographers, they tend to either be states or government departments, like the various NASA institutions, the President, or Downing Street.)
One of the things that fascinates me is the way a lot of young people seem to use Tumblr, which is basically as a positive, aspirational alternative to the social networking institution they’re accustomed to: Facebook. Rather than forcing them to represent themselves as they are, which I think is Facebook’s major goal, Tumblr allows them to represent the romantic self (or selves) they wish to be. I think this is a big part of the intense emotional attachment a lot of people seem to have to Tumblr.
Facebook is currently #1 in terms of time spent online, but Tumblr recently became #2. I think this is because they both appeal to intense human desires, but I would argue that off the two Tumblr appeals to the more positive.
Jason Kottke: kottke.org redesign, 2012 version. I have to say, the Tumblr mirror is very well done, and it makes a lot of sense (although as a minor quibble, it does mean variant URLs).
A bit of me is sad that even the mighty A-listers of old are feeling the need to put on various service-dependent buttons and mirrors. Another bit is realistic that this is where the eyes are. Ho hum.