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Why would one want or use a tumblr account?



Apr. 8th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
If you primarily wanted to post images (e.g. that you'd found on the net) rather than text. I know a few people who use it, but have never felt the need to have an account since they feed them into their Facebook anyway.
Apr. 8th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
I had one to comment on others' Tumblr posts.

Then I created another one to test something and had the first one banned (I'm still not sure why). That meant that on some Tumblr pages, but not all, it tried to redirect to a page apparently about being banned; one of these pages was the page about being banned, so visiting Tumblr became rather a frustrating exercise.
Apr. 8th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Ok, here's what Tumblr is good at: Tumblr is great for posting quick hits of pictures, videos, sharing links, things like that. These days, if I Delicious something? I almost immediately Tumblr it too, because that's where my friends are anymore. It's great for seeing ridiculous things, and it's a lot of fun.

Here's what Tumblr is not so good for: it's not great for actual conversations. They're happening there anyway, and there's a lot of good stuff going on, but it's difficult to keep track of with the reblogging method.

Tumblr is mediocre at: crediting sources. This isn't actually Tumblr though, they make it really easy to include click-through links and incorporate proper credit, but people are lazy and won't do it a lot of the time. Really though, people keep talking about how that's a Tumblr problem, but I sure see it in every social media platform, so I think it's just a people problem.

It took me a long time to get into Tumblr, but now I love it like cake and use it obsessively every day. I mean, when it's up and running, which is actually another thing they're kind of mediocre at. They need more servers or something, I don't know. I want to say it's one of those things where the usage exploded way faster than the people running it could ever have expected, but that's been true for a year or two now, so I'd think they would have sorted it out. *shrug* When it's up, it's great!
Apr. 9th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Apr. 8th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
Why would anyone want or need an LJ accont, a Twitter account, a Facebook account?

It's not a bad little blogging platform, concentrates on ease of use (and thus lack of options) and The Pretty when it comes to layouts. I tried it, it's not for me, but some friends seem to like it lots.
Apr. 8th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
I use it for photos, mostly because I find photobucket unwiedly for general photo and passing on storage to places where I am the main user and/or when the photo is so huge (or it's an event from where I want to post a lot of photos) that I don't think LJ is the right place for them, but that's because I see LJ as a mostly text medium and I worry about download times for other people.
Apr. 11th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
To me, Tumblr is a site where I can post all of the things I can't share on Twitter, Facebook, and even LJ. And by "all of the things" I mainly do mean a succession of inspirational quotes and photography. If you visit my Tumblr, and you take the time to scroll past every photo and quote, you will get to know me, piece by piece, secret by secret. my Tumblr is a very personal (yet also very public) place, but I'm willing to share these interests with everyone who wants to see them...

Edited at 2011-04-11 08:41 pm (UTC)

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