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A presentation explaining Tumblr and how to use it. And know for something completely different http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxAC30vqtIw

A presentation explaining Tumblr and how to use it. And know for something completely different http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxAC30vqtIw

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  • tumblr. the easiest way to blog.
  • What is tumblr?
    • Tumblr (stylized as tumblr.) is a microblogging platform and social networking website that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users can follow other users, and 'reblog' their posts, or choose to make their tumblelog private.
  • Creators
    • David Karp (age 25)
    • Founder
    Marco Arment (age 29) Lead Developer View slide
  • How has tumblr been doing?
      • when tumblr first launched, in 2007, it had 75,000 users within 2 weeks
      • as of January 2012, tumblr had over 39.5 million blogs
      • as of September 2011, the website was receiving 13 billion views PER MONTH
      • by the same time 40 million posts were being created on the site each day
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  • Tumblr features
      • post from anywhere; browser, phone, desktop, email
      • smart phone apps for posting wherever you are
      • custom URL to blog (mysweetblg.tumblr.com or www.sweetblg.com)
      • search engine friendly so people can find your content
      • analytics to see how popular your blog is
      • automatically post to other social nets (twitter, facebook, etc)
      • queue your post so they're automatically published on a designated interval 
  • Posting anything from anywhere
      • from a phone 
      • by email
      • Post from the website 
  • Themes!
    • A multitude of themes are ready for you to pick. You can pay for a really slick one or pick a free one from the list. 
    • Theme usually come with their own set of customizable options so you're not stuck with a background color or font you don't like.
  • Other customization
    • Change the title and description of your blog. Choose if people can post comments and even if others can post to your blog (if you want them to of course)
  • Bookmarklet
    • If you use bookmarks in your browser the Tumblr bookmarklet lets you instantly start a Tumblr post just by clicking their special bookmark.
  • tumblr.com/explore page
    • The /explore page is a great way to see what topics are getting hot. You can see what topics are seeing a lot of activity where people are posting and getting comments.
  • How To Setup an Account
      • Go to tumblr.com
      • click Sign Up at the top right
      • It's the easiest registration form you'll ever see...
  • How to Setup an Account
    • Now you've got a blog at the following URL: 
    • http://justkidng.tumblr.com
    • THAT'S IT!
  • How to Create a Post
      • select a post type from the options at the top of the blog
      • tumblr automatically formats the post based on the type of  post you're creating
  • How to Create a Post
      • select the image from your computer or paste in a link to a video
      • add tags to categorize your post to help people find it
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