“ So, why would any geek off the street use tumblr? Easy content aggregation: For people who don’t use google reader or another rss feed service to subscribe to blogs they can subscribe to other tumble blogs (”tumblelogs”) and have these tublelogs appear in the tumblr dahsboard page. Multimedia one stop shopping and servicing: For people who don’t want to take the time to publish their videos (viddler), images (flickr), and bookmarks (delicious) on separate sites, they can publish their multimedia content directly through tumblr on the dashboard page. You can do all of this through your future iPhone that will come with a camera and cost more than your car. Content dissemination: While wordpress seems to be focused on creating content and providing a blogs with bells and whistles, tumblr is more focused on spreading content. Tumblr’s directory and radar remind me of iTunes. It looks better at spreading content than the wordpress showcase. Now, all tumblr needs to do is come up with a name like “tumblpeeps” or “tumblstation” that is catchier than http://www.tumblr.com/directory and http://www.tumblr.com/radar. I can go to the police station and get a radar. I can go to the phone book and get a directory. But, I can’t go to McDonald’s and get a Whopper. Tumblcrack: If you thought twitter contained addictive properties, then just open up the tumblr map and watch everyone’s tweets, links, texts, photos, audio, and video explode in your face.
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