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Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Yahoo’s move aims to make up for years of missing out on the growth of social networks and mobile devices.


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The deal would be the largest acquisition of a social networking company in years, surpassing Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram last year.


Tumblr has over 108 million blogs, with many highly active users.

For Yahoo and its chief executive, Marissa Mayer, buying Tumblr would be a bold move as she tries to breathe new life into the company. The deal, the seventh since Ms. Mayer defected from Google last summer to take over the company, would be her biggest yet.


It is meant to give her company more appeal to young people, and to make up for years of missing out on the revolutions in social networking and mobile devices.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

More change bound to show soon if this biggest, hip buy of Tumblr has any effect on the venerable Yahoo. ~ Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:05 AM

The 7th and biggest deal - Yahoo acquisitions.  The stock market is not liking it --today that is. 


Now the biggest challenge yet, for Marissa Mayer,culture change at Yahoo AND smart connection with the hip, youthful Tumblr and their 108 million blogs, with many highly active users.  Wordpress watching at the gate.

I do like my venerable, old fashioned Flickr.com photo account. Yet if well handled, the coolness of Tumblr could make a good things happen at Flickr.  Challenge:  the account owners are quite a bit different.  ~  Deb

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How To Curate Your Blog with WordPress or Tumblr: Introductory Advice

How To Curate Your Blog with WordPress or Tumblr: Introductory Advice | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Content curation is, in a nutshell, picking and choosing content from around the Web, and sharing it with your followers.  Running a curated blog is not just about finding interesting content to share.

Via Robin Good
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Blogs can be excellent curation tools.  Ask me, the woman who is saying goodbye to over 20+ Posterous blogs (public, private, shared) as Posterous shuts down at the end of April.

Thinking through curation with excerpted content and your composition on these two platforms is helpful.  ~  Deb

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Therese Torris's curator insight, March 26, 2013 12:31 PM

There are so many of these introductions. Not sure I'm doing a great job at curating i.e. filtering (out some of) them

Anne McLean's curator insight, March 26, 2013 9:35 PM

Content curation is as important as finding the information in the first place.  Blogs possibilities for co-ordinating digital content curation.

Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:50 AM

Interesante artículo de Nancy Mesias en "MakeUseOf" que puede servir como buena introducción para los que estén comenzando en este apasionante mundo de la  Content Curation.