Monday, October 29, 2007
A tumblelog is a kind of micro-blogging platform that favors quick mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, this format is frequently used to share the author's creations, discoveries, or experiences without providing a commentary. I'm becoming quite enamored of this form lately; for me it's acting a bit like a kind of blogging del.icio.us + twitter; i'm currently friends with only one person jtneil who is also tumbleloging about educational technology. From my brief investigation Tumblr seems the best platform currently available and even at this early stage has some very simple features available. I can see this progressing into text messaging capabilities quite quickly and making Twitter look obsolete. I need more friends on the platform to really test it out, so if you're interested create a Tumblr account and look for me ... pumicehead.