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Tumblr Integrates Facebook Timeline

Tumblr Integrates Facebook Timeline | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

This is a slick addition. When you make a post on Tumblr it appears in your Facebook Timeline, Ticker or News Feed. And all the "likes" under your Tumblr posts -- along with the discussion -- get the "Spotify" treatment: easily grouped and tagged together. Sharing on Facebook is a "billion times easier."

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The Tumblr-ization of politics and the Fix search for the best political Tumblrs

The Tumblr-ization of politics and the Fix search for the best political Tumblrs | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

The Washington Post is getting all Tumblr-ed with politics. "Do you have a favorite political Tumblr?" ask Chris Cillizza and T.J. Ortenzi. "Do you run a favorite political Tumblr? Make your suggestions...and we will round up the best of the best in a separate blog post later this week." Follow the link to vote. h/t Mark Coatney

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Big Announcement on Tumblr and Advertisers

Karp just announced that the Featured spot on the Tumblr dashboard is going up for sale to advertisers. #aadigital

At the Ad Age Digital Conference, Tumblr's David Karp "announced that the Featured spot on the Tumblr dashboard is going up for sale to advertisers." via rexsorgatz

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Tumblr Teams up with Spotify

This is perfect pitch news for the multimedia journalist using Tumblr as a portal.

From the release: "Listen to this!  You can post tracks, playlists, and full albums from their very extensive library. Search for tracks or paste a Spotify link to embed your music." 

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Tumblr: One of the best journalist tools you’re NOT using

Tumblr: One of the best journalist tools you’re NOT using | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

"I learned how flexible and versatile Tumblr can be, allowing you to post content via computer, smartphone (there’s an iPhone app for that) and email. You don’t have to get your company’s IT department involved in creation and coding." -- Benet Wilson

 

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Tumblr: Online’s New Frontier for Publishers

Tumblr: Online’s New Frontier for Publishers | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

Publishers are getting juiced about Tumblr and its versatility to reach readers and create platforms for authors, according to Publishers Weekly. Journalists can take a cue from legacy publishers' use of the microblog and begin experimenting with its social networking capabilities to reach this growing, hip demographic, now totalling 45 million tumblogs.

 

From the article: "Tumblr provides an opportunity to speak directly to readers and, more importantly, to hear directly back from them.” For publishers, using Tumblr puts them in a vast network of (mostly) younger voices: the platform has 45 million blogs, and more than half of its users are under 34, with an even split between men and women."

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Tumblr Hires Writers to Cover Itself

Tumblr Hires Writers to Cover Itself | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it
The social blogging site has hired a content executive and a Newsweek writer to document the service and market it to users.
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Tumblr Reels in Big Traffic, Now 8x More Page Views Than Wordpress.com

Tumblr Reels in Big Traffic, Now 8x More Page Views Than Wordpress.com | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it
This time last year, we compared the growth of the two leading light blogging services: Tumblr and Posterous. The conclusion was that Tumblr had all but defeated its rival. All through 2010, Tumblr showed exponential growth.
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Journalists learn what works (& doesn’t work) on Tumblr

"As more journalists use Tumblr, they’re starting to see how it can help them engage with users and reach new audiences. For insights, I interviewed journalists via email about what’s working (and not working), and highlighted some of their key takeaways." -- Jojo Malig

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Tumblr Reaches 15 Billion Pageviews, 120 Million People Every ...

Tumblr Reaches 15 Billion Pageviews, 120 Million People Every ... | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

Tumblr, the incredibly popular microblogging platform, is doing very well. The company announced that they now reach over 120 Million people every single...
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Sign up | Tumblr

Sign up | Tumblr | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it
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Tumblr - Apps on Android Market

Tumblr - Apps on Android Market | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

Tumblr is home to the most creative people in the world. Post anything: Share photos, video, quotes, chats, links, and text. Bonus 'create a post' widget for your home screen.
- Advanced controls: Save drafts, queue posts, customize tweets, and more!
- Messages: View and reply to messages.
- Address book: Find people to follow from your address book.
- Multiple blogs: Seamlessly manage all of your blogs.

 

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45 Beautiful and Attractive Handpicked Tumblr Themes

45 Beautiful and Attractive Handpicked Tumblr Themes | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

"With Tumblr...you can create a sophisticated unique theme very easily, all you need is a basic knowledge of CSS, and you are good to go…or you can download a theme."

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Unwrapping Tumblr for Journalists: A Tutorial for Students

A clear introductory slideshow created for journo students at Marquette. (You pros can benefit as well.)

SLIDE 25: Why Tumblr for Journos• Mine Tumblr for story ideas• Engage your readers (Tumblr followers)• Connect with other journalists on Tumblr• Selectively send posts to Facebook/Twitter• Link Instagram photos to Tumblr

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completísima presentación que analiza cómo usar la plataforma de microblogging Tumblr para hacer periodismo en la web via Mindy McAdams

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Tumblr Tests New Tools for Users and Brands | Adage

Tumblr Tests New Tools for Users and Brands | Adage | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

In a Q&A with Adage, David Karp talks about new user tools, plans to beef up Tumblr's revenue stream, and marketing your blog: 

 

"We tested the ability to promote yourself in our directories. That was one of the most successful revenue-generating features, not only in driving traffic to our blogs but in acting as a filter on our network."

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Tumblr Integrates Facebook Timeline

Tumblr Integrates Facebook Timeline | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

This is a slick addition. When you make a post on Tumblr it appears in your Facebook Timeline, Ticker or News Feed. And all the "likes" under your Tumblr posts -- along with the discussion -- get the "Spotify" treatment: easily grouped and tagged together. Sharing on Facebook is a "billion times easier."

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Journalists Take Note: Tumblr is Laying Fat Story Tracks

Journalists Take Note: Tumblr is Laying Fat Story Tracks | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

Shedding the skin of "curious fad," the microblog has transformed itself  into a hub  with the reach and footprint of a legitimate exposure pipeline. The traffic and usage is simply...meteoric. Try on these compelling numbers: 20 billion posts on 50 million blogs. In just the past six months the platform has doubled in size, according to a report by Business Insider. 

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How Tumblr went from wee to webscale | GigaOm

How Tumblr went from wee to webscale | GigaOm | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it
Tumblr hits 500 million page views a day, deals with 40,000 requests per second and sends more than a terabyte of data into its Hadoop cluster. Here's how it went from nothing to a startup that needed to serve 15 billion page views a month.
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Which blog platform should I use? A blog audit | Online Journalism Blog

Which blog platform should I use? A blog audit | Online Journalism Blog | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it
When people start out blogging they often ask what blogging platform they should use - Wordpress or Blogger? Tumblr or Posterous?
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Microblogger shootout: Posterous Spaces vs. Tumblr

Microblogger shootout: Posterous Spaces vs. Tumblr | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

References from a real comparison. Computer World's Matt Lake puts Tumblr and Posterous through a simple website build to test the pros and cons of each microblog platform. 

"To evaluate Tumblr and Posterous Spaces, I used a conceptual design for a blog site, along with graphics and editorial content, and tried to make the sites do what I needed them to. The proposed site is called HappyFlight; it has a logo, two contributors and two static pages ("About" and "Tips and Tricks")." -- Matt Lake

 

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Mark Coatney on how Tumblr can help journalists advance their careers

Mark Coatney on how Tumblr can help journalists advance their careers | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

"Use Tags--this is super important, because right now only 10 percent of people on Tumblr use them, so if you do you can have a leg up." --Mark Coatney

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[SLIDESHOW] Tumblr for Journalists

[SLIDESHOW] Tumblr for Journalists | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

This is an introductory slideshow presentation Matthew Keys put together for journalists thinking of using Tumblr.

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Here's What Tumblr's David Karp Has Brewing

Here's What Tumblr's David Karp Has Brewing | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it

"Karp is all for promoting his bloggers. He proudly shared that 30 of Tumblr's blogs have turned into book deals. There's now an editorial team forming that will help promote stories people write and share on Tumblr too."

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Mashable Picks: Our 11 Favorite Tumblr Themes

Mashable Picks: Our 11 Favorite Tumblr Themes | Tumblr for Journalists | Scoop.it
Browsing for a beautiful new blog? These 10 Tumblr themes come highly recommended by Mashable staff.
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