Yesterday we wrote about the second-best movie critic fan Tumblr (besides F*ck Yeah, Rex Reed, of course): A.O. Scott Zingers. After noting that The New York Times‘ reviewer had only been quoted on the site twice this year, we sent a message to Mr. Scott on Twitter and asked what he thought of a whole Tumblr dedicated to his movie take-downs. Read More
The legion of fashion bloggers, the party with PAPER on the roof of the Empire Hotel, partnering with Vogue–Tumblr has been all over Fashion Week, blogging, reblogging and getting its picture taken.
The design-friendly startup also beat New York’s Fashism as well as FashionGPS, ShopKick and BigLive in a popular Read More
British tech blog Postdesk called out Tumblr founder David Karp in a long, opinionated blog post today.
The piece centers around William Tildesley, a British blogger and avid Tumblr user–he even pays for themes–who wrote Karp to complain about recent episodes of downtime.
According to Postdesk:
Karp responded abruptly, saying that “…we have Read More
Perhaps in advance of its rollout of its proposed Tumbeast error page, popular microblogging platform Tumblr has switched from its gloomy black “We’ll be back shortly” to a sea-blue screen alerting users to an error. It looks like this:
Is it more calming than the death-black screen of literally yesterday? Or is it Read More
Garry Tan, the co-founder of Tumblr’s trash-talking competitor Posterous, has jumped ship.
Posterous, a blogging platform similar to Tumblr, has
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Nick Bilton, prolific blogger for The New York Times technology blog Bits and 32,000-follower man about Twitter, is unsure how to use the New York-based social blogging service Tumblr.
“I try to use Tumblr – that I want to use it – I just can’t find a use case for the service,” Bilton wrote.
Oh Read More
Like Twitter, Tumblr is about following and being followed. You follow certain bloggers whose posts show up in your timeline, and maybe other people do the same to you.
But unlike Twitter, Tumblr isn’t showy about it. On Twitter you see a prominent line of numbers–how many tweets you’ve posted, how many followers you have, Read More
Oh the woes of New York’s darling microblogging service: A report by Royal Pingdom on Friday says that Tumblr’s 23 hour and 44-minute blackout earlier this month, due to a failure during database maintenance, was in addition to hundreds of mini-outages on their blogs across the network.
“The Tumblr blogs we monitored had Read More
UPDATE: Tumblr has been down for well over 18 hours, and its fans are getting restless, angry, bitter and fearful. Check out scenes from the blackout: Tumblr is Down: A Tweet Retrospective.
The increasingly popular blogging service Tumblr, based in New York, has been unavailable since about 6 p.m. last night.
The outage is Read More