a really short tumblr review
Posted February 15, 2008on:
I’ve been trying Tumblr over the last couple of days (http://www.tumblr.com).
Bascially it’s a ‘microblogging’ (my term..) service. You signs up, you creates posts (text, image, link, audio, video, chat) and you have a stream of posts.
- UI is good
- very easy to create posts
- default themes are nice
- fast, fast, fast to set up
- post options allow you to keep it short and cover most things you’ll need to post
- no comments
- you can tag stuff, but I have no idea how you can view posts by tag
- no ability to auto discover other ‘tumblogs’
- no public groups to join, no ability to discover other groups
How to improve
- list public groups
- list other users to follow
If tumblr allowed the above improvements I’d be there in a shot. It would be like Twitter but with a far richer data stream, and the ability to easily communicate and follow others.