Jul 4, 2011

What Tumblr’s Success Means For The Future Of Blogs and Twitter
Share

Written by : Tom George| 0 | Media

Via Scoop.itWeb Content & Digital Curation

Interesting analysis that explains how the success of Tumblr is based on being a visual platform where users share a lot of pics: “”Tumblr culture is heavily meme based, with fashion, photography and pop culture all heavily viral across the network.” said Dan Goodwen, who runs the popular Total Film blog, answering a question on Quora (http://www.quora.com/How-is-Tumblr-culture-different-from-Twitter). He also adds: “An image post on Tumblr is almost always more viral than a short text post, and pictures/GIFs are generally more popular than video/audio/link posts.”

I also do get this feeling that Tumblr is sometimes actually closer to a photo sharing network than a blog platform. But then again, my own Tumblr blog isn’t based on this so I guess it’s more complex…

Still, as the article concludes: “If Tumblr does continue to expand, and Twitter is to compete (albeit with a slightly different content-sharing model) it may find itself having to make an even better system to share and embed images and video in tweets. And more traditional blogs are already waking up to the need to share content on social networking forums as a way to both promote their content and engage in conversations with users–and it’s possible we’ll see more and more brands embracing Tumblr as a channel for simple message communication.”

I do think this latter part is just touching on something even more important in understanding the difference between Tumblr and – say – WordPress:

Tumblr is a community. WordPress, not.
Show original

Enhanced by Zemanta

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Follow Me!

Tom George

Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.
Follow Me!
0

Content Curator

Tom George

Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.

More Curations by Tom