July 18, 2008

Tumbr – Discover The Joy of Microblogging

ss-tumblrLooking for a simple way to post snippets of your life? Perhaps then, the tumblelogs at Tumblr may be exactly what you are seeking. Perfect for small posts, Tumblr allows you to express yourself – even when you are not feeling all that “wordy”. Unlike social blogging sites such as Facebook or MySpace, Tumblr sets itself apart by emphasizing on-the-go updates and miniature posts without much commentary. In fact, the website professes itself to be more of a virtual scrapbook than a traditional blog. As such, spontaneous posts and other mixed media additions are more than welcome.

One of the best features of is the easy-to-use interface. In fact, you can create an account and be publishing your info in less than two minutes flat-guaranteed. No tricky coding or confusing navigation here!

That said, don’t let’s simple interface fool you into thinking that this website does not have powerful features. In fact, quite the opposite is true. allows you to upload photos, videos, and music and offers full support for posting via email or instant messaging, custom page design, and more.

Practical Uses

  • Use Tumblr to display candid photos from every city you visit
  • Share impromptu camera phone photos by simply emailing to your dedicated Tumblr address
  • Assemble the best pictures, quotes, videos you run across every day on the web

Insider Tips

  • If you want to measure the amount of traffic your tumblelog is getting, you can add Google Analytics (free) to your account
  • Read the Tumblr company blog to learn about the latest features at
  • Consider using your own custom domain name with your free account (example: instead of

What We Liked

  • The site’s interface is extremely easy-to-use
  • Sharing videos from other sites such as YouTube can be done with a simple copy and paste
  • Plenty of pre-existing templates and themes to choose from with the option for custom personalization

What We Didn’t Like

  • There are some limits to the extent of customization available
  • The only way to contact support at the site is via an email address (no phone number)


Company Info:

  • Launched: November 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York City, NY
  • Founded By: David Karp
  • Website:


  • Free (funded by advertising)

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