What is Tumblr?∗ Tumblr is a social networking website that allowsusers to write and follow blogs.
∗ Tumblr is free for the public. It receives its fundingsfrom Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital.Funding
∗ Dashboard - The dashboard is the primary tool for the typical Tumblr user. It is a live feed of recentposts from blogs that they follow. Through the dashboard, users are able to comment, reblog, andlike posts from other blogs that appear on their dashboard. The dashboard allows the user to uploadtext posts, images, video, quotes, or links to their blog with a click of a button displayed at the topof the dashboard. Users are also able to connect their blogs to their Twitter and Facebook accounts,so whenever they make a post, it will also be sent as a tweet and a status update.∗ Queue - Users are able to set up a schedule to delay posts that they make. They can spread theirposts over several hours or even days.∗ Tags - For each post a user creates, they are able to help their audience find posts about certaintopics by adding tags. If someone were to upload a picture to their blog and wanted their viewers tofind pictures, they would add the tag #picture, and their viewers could use that word to search upposts with the tag #pictures.∗ HTML editing - Tumblr allows users to edit their blogs theme HTML coding to control theappearance of their blog. Users are also able to use a custom domain name for their blog.Tumblr Features
∗ People use Tumblr to post text, photos, quotes, links,music, and videos from your browser, phone,desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. Youcan customize everything, from colors to yourthemes HTML.∗ It is a convenient social networking site that allowsyou to share everything you wish to share withothers.How and why use Tumblr?
∗ Tumblr is a handy marketing tool for businesses. Yourfollowers can simply re-blog your posts on their ownTumblr account which credits back to your businesspage, thereby increasing the overall number of pageviews on your blog. It’s not just about the addedtraffic; the USP of re-blogging feature is that yourbusiness is credited as the original source ofinformation each time, thereby spreading awarenessabout your products and services.Is Tumblr useful for businesses?
∗ As of September 2011, the website received morethan 13 billion views per month.∗ As of April 2013, 76.5 million posts were created onthe site each day.∗ As of April 13, 2013, Tumblr had over 102.6 millionblogs and more than 44.6 billion total posts.∗ The service is most popular among teens and college-aged students.Usage Statistics
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