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I told this story in the comments to saturday's video post , but since not everyone reads the comments and I want this to make it into MBA Mondays, I figured I would turn it into a case study. In the early days of Tumblr , I used to bug David Karp , the founder and CEO of the Company, about comments.
Tumblr has updated its iOS and Android apps to bring a raft of new features which makes content creation and sharing easier, while the discovery process has also been aided to allow tag following and make blogs from friends easier to find.
At 69.4 million blogs and nearly 30 billion posts to date, the rush of growth at blogging site Tumblr has for years had a seedy undercurrent: the popular site is home to a long tail of raunchy, NSFW adult content.
Tumblr has introduced version 3.0.0 of its iOS app which features a raft of changes included a revamped dashboard, support for high-resolution images and Spotify, a new image viewer and offline support.
In a fireside chat with MG Siegler at TechCrunch Disrupt Monday, Tumblr founder David Karp described how his company thinks differently about advertising than Facebook or Google, and how they hope to make it less distracting and more meaningful to users. In short, it’s all about telling stories.
Late last week there was some buzzing over Tumblr's new Terms of Service , which some noted had some amusingly plain language explanations in them, resulting in a bit of news coverage . Having gone through the process of creating terms of service with lawyers before, I'm somewhat jaded on the subject -- even though I thought we had pretty good lawyers who worked with us.
Tumblr is clarifying its sticky position regarding the new policy to ban certain blogs from its network.
Writers and editors will cover the content of Tumblr blogs and their creators, with the idea of keeping users on the site longer. Chris Mohney, a senior vice president for content at BlackBook Media, will be the site’s editor in chief. Jessica Bennett, a senior writer and editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will be the executive editor and, she said, a kind of Tumblr correspondent.
David Karp, founder of Tumblr, moved to Japan at the age of 17 to hone his computer skills.
Lady Gaga must spend half of her time in front of the computer. Already a big presence on Facebook and Twitter (not to mention GagaVille ), Mother Monster has joined the Tumbeasts . The New York Times reports that Gaga's Tumblr — titled Amen † Fashion — launched Monday night, and posts are already receiving "Likes" into the several thousands.
Tumblr , one of if not the largest blogging and curation platform on the web, today launched a new way to explore content by topic and discover the most popular Tumblr users on the hot topics of the day.