Tumblr Now More Like Twitter Than Blogging Platform

Tumblr becoming like Twitter?--

With Today’s Update, Tumblr Starts To Look More Like A Fully Featured Twitter Than Blogging Platform | TechCrunch: "Today, despite its “blogging” roots, Tumblr’s community reflects media and links, more so than words, however. If anything, Tumblr is the go-to place for sharing amazing photos, memes, and it has even helped propel our newfound love of gifs back into the mainstream consciousness. These changes, though seemingly minor, better reflect the platform Tumblr has become and is becoming – a site that’s more social network than it is blogging platform. A site that caters to the younger, social sharing crowd, rather than those who grew up with blogging screens that themselves felt like stripped down versions of Word. Instead, these new posting screens are for those who grew up on Google Docs, Twitter and Facebook. Tumblr says the changes are meant to make the Dashboard a single experience. “Now you’re making posts the same way you’re reading them,” a company rep told us. That being said, not everyone will be happy with the updates. The posting window has, in some cases, simplified the number of options available to users. For example, no longer does the photo posting page offer a variety of layouts to choose from. (Tumblr says you can drag them around, however). . . "

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