BY: BRENT RICE
Over the course of the past decade there has been a rise in online blogging. Many blog writers have become overnight celebrities through their online blog. Several websites have adopted the technique of blogging to keep their consumers up to date on the latest within their company. However, people are always looking for a way to make something simpler and easier to use. In the past, the be considered a blogger you had to have some whit and the time to actually sit down and write a blog.
Tumblr is being deemed by magazines such as: PC WORLD; BUSINESS WEEK, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, FORBES, ETC AS THE FTURE OF BLOGGING.
Tumblr is an aspect of Microblogging. Microblogging is the technique of sending regular blog updates via text message or email. This allows the user to post blogs wherever they are. The iphone has adopted this technique and even has created an application for Tumblr.
According to PC WORLD magazine, Tumblr is among the top 5 tech tools that President Obama has adopted not only during his campaign, but also to regularly update his followers.
One thing that sets tumblr apart from the rest of the blogging websites, is that 1) anyone can do it, it is user friendly and doesnt require a lot of knowledge to operate. 2) It connects to other social media websites such as: YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. These sites also work together to promote each other. A video that is posted on YouTube can reach viral status in no time through the reblog option in Tumblr. Reblog allows subscribers to repost a blog of their interest, published by another person for a wider audience to view. This would be ideal for product advertising and companies to generate a larger audience that they might be completely missing.
Tumblr could also be used for similar uses as traditional blogging websites such as: wordpress, blogspot, livejournal, etc. However that is not the main use of Tumblr. Tumblr is deemed the new face of blogging, it saves time, easy to use and gets straight to the point without having to read lines upon lines of blogs.
Monday, February 15, 2010
TUMBLR THE NEW FACE OF BLOGGING
BY: BRENT RICE