Tumblr is fast becoming my favourite micro-blogging platform Twitter alternative. Friendfeed, no matter how hard Scoble tries to convince, just isn’t working for me yet – there is nothing on there that has an edge over Twitter.
Tumblr provides you with a nice and easy interface, the option of blogging with different media formats and is fully customisable colour, shape and culture-wise. If Twitter were to crash and burn tomorrow, I would find it easy to start using Tumblr as my new pair of shoes.
So why the inflammatory nature of the title?
Tumblr is not written about in the mainstream media, as Twitter currently is, nor is Friendfeed of course, but it still has a celebrity presence that you probably don’t know about. According to Mashable, Katy Perry, Pete Wentz, Josh Groban, and John Legend are all using the service.
Tumblr is not awash with spammers – people genuinely care about the content they’re sharing and creating to be shared, it’s an interactive broadcast platform if you like – you don’t reply to someone’s message necessarily, you re-blog it to show you like it. It is easy to put a tweet out and for it to get lost in the ever heavier ether, spammers are lost in amongst themselves fighting for air.
Similar to Tumblr is Soup.io, but it just isn’t quite there, yet, and it’ll be interesting to see how it develops and whether it’ll leapfrog my new re-found friend.
So, give Tumblr a go. Indeed, leave your Tumblr address below if you’re already there and i’ll check out your feed.