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Introduction to Tumblr, the micro-blogging website.

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  1. 1. Arlington Heights Memorial Library 847.870.5224
  2. 2. Class goals: Basic introduction to Tumblr. Briefly describe how to create a “Tumblog.” Provide a website where you can view the links and slides that are presented today. For those with prior computer experience and an accessible email account time will be provided to create a Tumblr account.
  3. 3. What is Tumblr?
  4. 4. The Tumblr Bookmarklet  Tumblr has a “Share on Tumblr” bookmarklet that you can install to your web browser’s bookmarks bar.  After you’ve installed the bookmarklet you simply click it to create a Tumblr post filled with the information contained on that web page.
  5. 5. Some of Tumblr’s bestfeatures: The ability to queue posts so that your followers always have something to read. Informally ask questions and receive answers from your followers. Immediately and simultaneously post to multiple social media accounts, like Twitter and Facebook. Talk to celebrities and businesses that have Tumblr accounts and sometimes have them respond.
  6. 6. Libraries on Tumblr
  7. 7. News Outlets on Tumblr
  8. 8. Authors on Tumblr
  9. 9. Getting started with Tumblr: Step A: Navigate The Home Page Step B: How to Create An Account Step C: Create a Post Step D: Interact With Other Users Step E: Work With Themes
  10. 10. Step A: Navigate The HomePage
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  16. 16. Step B: How to Create AnAccount 1. Type in the requested information. 2. Click “Sign Up!”
  17. 17. Step B: How to Create AnAccount continued…3. Type in your age and confirm the Tumblr Terms of Service agreement. Click “next.”4. Fill in the captcha text and click “done.”
  18. 18. Step B: How to Create AnAccount continued…
  19. 19. Step C: Create a Post1. Click on the type of post you’d like to create.
  20. 20. Step C: Create a Post Con’t… 2. Fill in the requested information. 3. Click “Create post” to post it immediately.
  21. 21. Step D: Interact With OtherUsers – Following A Tumblog On the top right of most people’s tumblog you will see a follow button like the one above. If you’re signed in all you have to do is click on the follow button to be able to see that person’s posts every time they post.
  22. 22. Step D: Interact With OtherUsers – Reblogging  Please note that not all Tumblr posts can be reblogged… but most can.
  23. 23.  Simply click the reblog button on the top right and post as normal.
  24. 24. Step D: Interact With OtherUsers – Ask a Question 1. Click on “Text” to create a new text post.
  25. 25. TextBox 2. Click in the text box and type your question. As soon as you type the question mark a new option will appear.
  26. 26. 3. Check the box to the left of “Let people answer this” and post as normal. People will now be able to answer your question!
  27. 27. Step D: Interact With OtherUsers – Answer A Question Click on “Got an answer…”, type your answer, and then click the answer button.
  28. 28. Step E: Work With Themes
  29. 29. 1. 2.1. In the top right click on the blog name (“Untitled”).2. Click on “Customize theme.”
  30. 30. Step E: Work With ThemesContinued… 3. Click the “Themes” button in the top left corner.
  31. 31. 5.4. 4. Click on the image of a theme to preview it. 5. Click “Use” to finalize your choice.
  32. 32. Step E: Work With ThemesContinued… 6. Fill in the information on the left side of the screen and then click “Save.”
  33. 33. How can we help? We’re happy to introduce you to resources that will help you learn the basics of working with social media. Arlington Heights Memorial Library card holders can also setup one-on-one 30 minute or hour-long classes with a Digital Services Assistant to learn:  to create a Tumblr account  the basics of editing your blog We’re also happy to try to help with other issues pertaining to social media.
  34. 34. Resources and links: AHML’s Digital Services Assistants