SUMMARY: Tumblr founder David Karp says the social network remains a hub for creative communities because it focuses on four key goals. Speaking at South by Southwest Interactive, Karp cited the need for customizability and flexibility, and the value of setting a particular tone. "Karp's intense focus on the network's community means creatives will likely continue to find Tumblr's pages filled with the latest tools and new, interesting creations," SmartBrief's Stephen Yusko writes.
Being a Tumblr user I can agree with the fact that it is a cite where your page is all about you. The blog I have is a particular tone and its me. It gives me creative idea's and lets me share my thoughts in my own way to the world around me.
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Margaret Kooser's insight:
I think that it is common sense that social networks would build up business blogging. These sites are ways to get out your opinion which it seems is all anybody wants now a days, to be heard. Ads will pop up on almost every site. If the ad looks interesting people will look at what the industry is trying to sell.
Tumblr's concept is a simple one: to make blogging easier. The massive community uses the site to share opinions, news, art and funny animal GIFs. The site expands the limits of traditional blogging by using a hashtag system similar to Twitter's, allowing users to see content from around the world.
Tumblr is the easiest blog to maintain (in my opinion). Each blog is different in its own ways. You get too see the world through others eyes in the pictures, quotes, and videos they post everyday. I mostly enjoy the fact that your name or personal information is not needed anywhere for it, you could be a completely anonymous blogger with only your URL to give you away.
While everything is always changing and improving a lot of things are also disappearing. The number of landlines are going down while the mobile devices are skyrocketing. Trends are changing, so are the things that people enjoy doing. So its a no brainer that somethings are bound to just go away.
Tumblr may not be a popular player on the world stage, but data from a new comScore study shows that it’s heavily used by Americans, relative to other popular sites. Analyzing share of time spent on social networking sites in December 2012, comScore reveals that while Facebook dominated at 83% share, Tumblr occupied the second spot (5.7%), more than Pinterest (1.9%), Twitter (1.7%), and LinkedIn (1.4%) combined, and almost as much as the aggregate of all other social networks (6.1%).
Editor's Note: While not directly correlated to knowledge sharing, GIFs do contribute to the "smart web" by creating a new way to communicate ideas, add dimensions to conversation, and provide irony and other editorial flavor.
Margaret Kooser's insight:
I think that the evolution of the GIF is a good thing. We are coming up with more and more ways to make presentations, ads, and just everyday things more interesting. They give pictures a new meaning and a new feeling to certain things that you can use them on. I think that as the technology grows, our understanding and our creativity will too.
iOS7 is a great improvement. Though I don't have an Iphone the friends of mine that do seem to be very pleased with there new update. Though the updates are looking more and more like Windows7 and Androids, I think it has a very creative and different quality that a lot of people do enjoy.
I think that this is a really good thing. While everyone knows that even when you delete something, its out there somewhere. So having something that officially deletes a specific page that you created that you lost control of is an amazing thing.