Tumblr review | A social networking platform

 

Tumblr is a social networking platform.

 

It supports 263 million different blogs ( at the time of our review) filled with literally anything.

Not sure what that means? Well I didn’t either until I dove in and really started using it.

Signing up for an account on Tumblr is easy – email, password, and username.

Once logged in you are asked to select at least three blogs to follow. These can be from a popular pick-list or via search.

 

THE GOOD / 

THE BAD / 

  • Tumblr is Easy to Set up, Zen-likes offering extensive TDLs
  • Tumblr is Limited

 

 

 

THE BOTTOMLINE /

Tumblr let’s you share almost anything from post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos.

 

 


 

As you select micro blogs to follow, their latest content shows up in your stream.

Next you are asked to give your micro blog a title, add an avatar and select a header image.

Once you got all that squared away, you have your very own micro blog.

You can now add text, a photo, a quote, a link, audio, a video, or a chat.

 

 

Micro blogging is the term given to this style of site because

1) Only has “Posts” (not pages)

2) Has significant limits. But therein lies the beauty… it’s very zen!

 

Tumblr is super easy to use. The best application is using it with your mobile phone while you are out and about.

There are Tumblr apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. There is also a bookmarklet for use on your browser.

The social aspect of Tumblr comes in when you start to “reblog” other posts.

With each post you are able to reblog, favorite, and subscribe to the posters feed. The best use of Tumblr is for collections of related posts in a particular niche.

Support is handled via email and Help Center.

 

Tumblr at a glance

 

 

Company Overview

Editor’s note: Parts of this information was taken directly from the company’s page

Tumblr is a micro-blogging and social networking platform. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.

Users can follow other users’ blogs, as well as make their blogs private.

 

 

Specifications  
1 Time or Monthly: Free, thanks Yahoo!
Template Selection: Limited, but still enough to have a great looking blog
Contract: Nope
Ease of Use: Easy peasy

 

 

 

Much of the website’s features are accessed from the “dashboard” interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear.

You can customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML.