Introducing you to the world of TumblrNawara Humaid 200922350Hessa Issa 201014065Col 270-505
History of Tumblr• Tumblr was launched on April 27, 2007 by David Karp. Within two weeks of its launch, the service had gained 75,000 users.• In year 2009, Apple Inc. App Store application was created by Jeff Rock and Garrett Ross. Founder: David Karp• Tumblr also became available to BlackBerry smart phones and I-phones on April 17,2010.
What is Tumblr?• Tumblr is a micro blogging platform and social networking website that lets you share anything.• Users can follow other users blogs based on the content they post.• As well as make their blogs private.• Most of the features of the website are accessed from The Dashboard.
Who uses Tumblr?• Tumbler is used by various number of people from politicians to school children.• A study shows that mostly young adults from the age of 15 to 25 years old use tumblr.• Tumblr is also used to promote ones business or even conduct it.
Why do people use Tumblr?• People have different needs of tumblr like advertising and socializing.• They use tumblr to share texts, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos with everyone around the world.• They use tumblr to share their ideas and thoughts, and also to comment on people’s pictures.
How to sign up for an accountStep 1: go to the website www.tumblr.comStep 2: enter your email address and a password.Step 3: Pick a url that you want your tumblr to be, and then start posting.http://screencast.com/t/Vn7dGU5vaEqY
The Dashboard• The dashboard has two main functions that allows you to browse other blogs:• 1- Explore Tumblr: Provides a list of people to follow and blogs you might be interested in.• 2-Search Tags: Brings posts tagged with whatever key word you’re searching for.• It also allows you to post and view posts from the blogs you’re following.
References• Harbison, N. (2011, July 29). 5 terrifically brilliant uses of Tumblr. Retrieved April 9, 2012, from The next web: http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2011/07/29/5-terrifically-brilliant-uses-of-tumblr/• Paul. (2011, August 2). What is Tumblr? An Introduction to Tumblr, The Hipster’s Microblog. Retrieved April 9, 2012, from The Internet Laboratory : What is Tumblr? An Introduction to Tumblr, The Hipster’s Microblog• Social Media Roundup - Introduction to Tumblr. (n.d.). Retrieved April 9, 2012, from Slide Share: http://www.slideshare.net/USArmySocialMedia/social-media-roundup-introduction-to-tum• Tumblr: An Introduction Guide For Microblogging – Part 1. (n.d.). Retrieved April 9, 2012, from 1stwebdesigner : http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/tumblr-introduction-guide-microblogging/