Archive for the ‘Blogging News’ Category
After partnering with SoundCloud in order to broaden Tumblr’s appeal to music lovers, the micro blogging service is now including a small (but useful) feature that will appeal to hard core photo bloggers.
The Dashboard now lets you view the Camera Model, ISO, Aperture, Exposure, and Focal Length of any photo uploaded withÂ Exif data. (Tumblr Staff)
Although the inclusion of EXIF data will not appeal to the average user, it’s inclusion will excite professional photographers who are (not surprisingly) obsessed with the “hidden” data behind each and every photo.
The inclusion of EXIF may also help Tumblr attract more photo bloggers, as well as give them another reason to use their service over social networks like Instagram, and Twitter (the latter who is jumping into the photo sharing wars).
The feature is only available to Tumblr layouts supporting EXIF tags, which theme developers need to include if they want the camera information to be shown (note: you can also add it as well if you are comfortable with HTML).
For those of you who are photo bloggers, what are your thoughts regarding the inclusion of EXIF?
Would this convince you to use Tumblr as your main photo sharing service or would you consider sticking with services like Flickr instead?
After passing 20 million blogs 11 days ago, the micro blogging service has achieved another milestone as Tumblr now officially hosts more blogs than WordPress.com (a feat they apparently achieved about 24 hours ago).
As of this post over 20.8 million blogs are hosted by Tumblr, compared to about 20.76 million blogs hosted by WordPress.com (the latter who is also witnessing tremendous growth online). Read More
It looks like the mighty Tumblr has decided to spice up their dashboard a bit in order to make it easier for fans to use.
Or at least that was their intention as apparently users are voicing their complaints upon Tumblr as well as Twitter regarding the change.
While yours truly loves the new interface (as it makes it easier to switch between different blogs), many users are upset that the new default dashboard does not display how many followers one has as well as hiding the messages inbox (among other things).
Note: You can see follower counts, as well as most of the information from the previous dashboard by selecting the specific blog’s dashboard.
Although Tumblr’s change seems suited to making the service even easier to use, they also seems to be promotingÂ their Explore feature by placing it in a prominent spot upon the sidebar (a strategy that seems to geared to helping new comers find new blogs to follow).
For those of you who are fans of Tumblr, what are your thoughts regarding the latest changes? Also, what would you add to the current dashboard on Tumblr if you could?
It’s been only 15 days Tumblr sprinted past 19 million blogs, and now the micro blogging service is now hosting over 20 million blogs upon their servers.
Tumblr’s latest feat puts the service within striking distance of WordPress.com, who recently passed the 20 million blog milestone last month. Read More
Although there are plenty of options available for music lovers when it comes to choosing a blog service or software, it looks like Tumblr may have edged out rivals with their latest partnership.
[W]eâ€™re so excited to finally announce that weâ€™ve hooked up withÂ SoundCloud to bring their network of sound (music, podcasts, standup, journalism, and pretty much anything audible) to Tumblr.
Not only can you cut-and-paste any SoundCloud track URL into your Audio posts, now you can search SoundCloud from the comfort of Tumblr! (Tumblr Staff Blog) Read More
It looks like Typepad (a blogging service by Say Media) is finally allowing bloggers to speak their mind without revealing their thoughts to the entire world.
When you enable password protection, only those people that you supply the username and password to will be able to view your blog. Everyone else will get a prompt to enter the username and password and, if they donâ€™t know it, wonâ€™t be able to view the blog.
You can choose to password protect only specific blogs and Photo Albums or you can password protect your entire account. (Everything Typepad) Read More
Movable Type (who is now owned by Infocom in Japan) has recently released critical security updates and is requesting that fans of the service upgrade their blogs in order to avoid suffering at the hands of hackers.
After three months of the beta testing, the official release of the Movable Type 5.1 is now ready to download. Movable Type 4.36 and 5.05 are also released as mandatory security updates. These updates resolve multiple vulnerabilities discovered in Movable Type 5.x and Movable Type 4.x. [...]
A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code in a logged-in users’ web browser. A remote attacker could read or modify the contents in the system under certain circumstances. (Official Movable Type Blog) Read More
Taking a cue from Twitter, Tumblr has launched a feature allowing their rapidly growing user base to find interesting Tumblogs that catch their eye.
Weâ€™re always amazed by the breadth and creativity we find on Tumblr, and weâ€™re always looking for better ways for you to showcase your talents and other interesting blogs. With the newÂ Spotlight, weâ€™ve set aside a special place to highlight a few of these blogs that truly inspire us. (Tumblr Staff Blog)
Tumblr is in the process of adding more categories (which users strongly voiced in the reblog section), as well as expanding Spotlight to cater to users beyond the English language. Read More
After many months (if not years) of jealously watching their WordPress buddies update their blogs via iPhone, it looks like a Textpattern iOS app will finally emerge in the not so distant future.
i wrote a little iPhone App and anÂ TXP-Plugin that allows you to upload images from your iPhone directly into yourTXP-Site.
You can shot a new foto or choose one from your phone.
I included from image tab: Image name, alt text, caption, category, caption, thumb with and height. (Offiicial Textpattern Forum)
The app is being created byÂ Bastian Sackermann and unlike the webOS Textpattern app, the iOS version will be free for the masses. Read More
It was only two weeks ago that Tumblr crossed the 18 million blog milestone, and now the micro blogging service is already hosting 19 million plus blogs!
To put things into perspective, it took Tumblr about 2 months to grow from 15 million blogs to 18 million (which is about 1.5 million additional blogs per month), although now it seems like the site is on track to add over 2 million sites per month!
Tumblr also seems to be branching out beyond the “tween girl” demographics, with Quantcast reporting that there are more guys using the service than girls.
With more businesses, government agencies, and celebritiesÂ using the service, it may only be a matter of time before Tumblr surpasses not only WordPress.com (who just passed 20 million sites), but challenges Blogger for the gold.
For those of you who use Tumblr (or have used it), why do you think the service is growing faster than rival platforms? Also do you think Tumblr could dethrone Blogger as the number one blogging platform in the world?
Hat Tip: Technorati for the demographics info.