Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cool Tools Episode 26 Screencast: Tumblr

Tumblr is a form of tumblelog which has come to mean a blog that is populated with many pictures, URL’s, videos etc. and contains very little in the way of long text narrative as one might normally associate with a blog. Tumblr allows you to easily incorporate everything you want to share on one page. On Tumblr you can share text, photos, quotes, links, music and videos from your browser phone, desktop and email. Tumblr allows you to totally customize the way your page works and when your finished they give you a distinct URL to give to people who would like to follow your blog.


arecord said...

Hi Ciaran,

I thought it was very effective to construct your screencast around the specific example of a history student. Great job - very engaging!

David Gross said...

Very nice specific demo of how to use this tool. Thanks.

Jeffra Diane said...

A couple of questions:
1) What is F5? Is that the refresh button?
2) How does tumblr deal with intellectual property and copyright issues? When it grabs a photo, is there also a link back to the original site?
Thanks, it was really great!

buddykat said...

Hi Ciaran,
I have heard and seen the name, Tumblr, but never knew what it was. Your demo was clear and covered a lot of the features. I liked how you pointed out the advantages of this tool over a regular blog.