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The Real Social Networking Battle: Isolated vs Integrated - Datamation

The Real Social Networking Battle: Isolated vs Integrated - Datamation | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

If you don't understand why the Tumblr aquisition is a big deal, these two pages will help you understand the historical and societal context.

Ken Morrison's insight:

My favorite part of this short piece is on the second page when it talk's about 'improving' Tumblr and that many users will not want it to be 'improved'  They found and stayed at Tumblr because it is different.  They don't want semantic search. They don't want an audience.  They want to share their ideas and their art. They don't want to be scaled.

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The Way I Work: David Karp of Tumblr

The Way I Work: David Karp of Tumblr | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
As a kid, David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, taught himself to code and dropped out of high school. Now 24 years old, Karp runs his company his way—and refuses to keep a schedule.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Some productivity tips and insight of How 25-year-old Tublr founder David Karp runs his day.  It won't work for everyone!!!

 

-He hates meetings and doesn't like schedules or meetings

-But he eats with his team most days

-He feels that appointments kill creativity flow.

-He takes advantage of a short commute to work

-He is a strong believer in email filters

-He prefers to not respond to most email to 'train' people to only send emails when really needed

-He is a big note-taker and has his own system

-With releasing updates in stages, he does it is small incriments at times when there is low traffitc.

-He isn't afraid of trying something and throwing it away if the users don't use it

-He prefers tea to coffee

-He works late until 8pm or 9pm and takes out other workers who are working late that night.

-He almost never works on weekends.

-He loves road trips to refresh

-He admits that he needs to expand his social circles

-Rule of the house:   NO TECH IN THE BEDROOM

 

 

KEN'S KEY TAKEAWAY:
Tale some of this advice and leave the rest.  This young guy has figured out how to do many things well.

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TumblRSS Beta: Import RSS Feeds to Tumblr Automatically

TumblRSS Beta: Import RSS Feeds to Tumblr Automatically | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a way to automatically post your blog posts on your Tumblr account? If yes, you should give Tumblrss Beta a try.
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Infographic on improving your Tumblr engagement | Dan Zarrella

Infographic on improving your Tumblr engagement | Dan Zarrella | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Informative infographic by Dan Zarrella on how to use Tumblr Effectively.

Ken Morrison's insight:

I will be honest, I held a silly grudge against Tumblr because they kicked me out about once every three months due to a password conflict.  I used it enough to see the value, but I never dove in very deeply.  I wasn't impressed with their customer service.  I watched others create intriguing sites.

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, May 21, 2013 1:20 AM

I'm finally realizing that Tumblr is going to have to be my alternative to Posterous.  I can only hope that Tumblr's recent acquisition by Yahoo will be a positive.  Hopefully Yahoo is tired of being a distant #2 and won't mess Tumblr up like Twitter did Posterous.

 

What I do wonder is why there doesn't seem to be much clear information out there about Tumblr.  Myself....I always found it kinda confusing.  I never had confidence in navigating around it and I got tired of see weird shit on what I thought was MY blog every time I logged in.

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David Karp’s Dilemma | TechCrunch

David Karp’s Dilemma | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Tumblr founder David Karp is probably having a very interesting weekend as he decides if he should cash in on a Yahoo deal or hold out for more money or continued control

Ken Morrison's insight:

Well Done David Karp. He built a platform that took blogging to a new segment of society.  My key takeaway is this quote from the article:
 "Can Karp put on the big-boy pants, hire a Sheryl Sandberg character, and create a money-making machine? Because if he’s not sure, and he’s not ready for a long, hard, uphill fight, he should sell."

 
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