I don’t think I’ve ever written about Tumblelogs before. Partly because I didn’t think I could figure out what they were or why they existed. But I think I’ve finally sussed it with a bit of help from this Wikipedia definition of Tumblelog.
Tumblelogs are basically blogs for people with ADD. You don’t actually have to write any commentary. They’re just a way of posting lots of stuff fast. Which has the potential to be a really great platform – or a really shocking one in the wrong hands ;-).
In some ways they’re almost like a cross between a blog and Twitter – sort of…
Now there’s a great tool which enables you to set up a Tumblelog really really fast – I’ve just put one together in well under half an hour. The tool is called Tumblr and it’s great! Really clearly and cleanly put together.
If you’re someone who’s been thinking about starting some kind of blog, but is scared about having to write too much stuff I can’t recommend Tumblr enough. Sure it doesn’t have comments and things like that – but that’s the point, Tumblelogs are a quick-and-dirty-stream-of-consciousness-type-of-blog and you don’t want other people mucking that up do you?
And whaddya know Tumblr has been built by Davidville the guys who built the fantastic Senduit that I blogged about a while ago.
technorati tags:tumblr, tumblelogs, davidville
I’m not sure where I stand on this whole Sky vs Virgin thing. I’m not really that bothered I suppose, I never really liked Sky channels or Rupert’s thing anyway.
But I did quite like the Simpsons now and again. Which is why I thought that these banners were smart (and quick into the market) like online ads should be. Certainly captured my attention more than many highly-produced super-slick banners I’ve seen of late.
I’ve never ever expressed an interest in the music of “Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov”, not even in a strange fucked-up dream. I didn’t even know that there was a man who Flickr based their name on…
I’ve got 2 invites for the beta of Joostâ„¢ up for grabs. Anyone want them?
In UGC style complete the following in 12 worlds or less (in the comments):
I’d like a Joost invite because…
OK – Compo Closed – I’ve picked the winners.
Dan and Adam should have received their invites.
Reason I chose them:
Dan because he lied outrageously about a friend called Joost, or perhaps he didn’t. Either way he made me laugh. And Adam because he rubbished the competition, which I always like as a strategy in these things ;-)
technorati tags:joost, invites
It struck me the other day that “You Tube” is actually a Scottish insult.
If you don’t believe me here’s an article from 2003 that lists ‘tube’ as an offical insult: Scotland on Sunday – Put this in your Paisley briefcase, ya wido