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Fun With Tumblelogging

by C. Ross Jam on July 2, 2009

Tumblelogging might be breaking out as a richer complement or alternative to twitter. I always dug the approach of media type specific posting elements and interfaces, but never got a chance to really practice the form.

While Tumblr has been around for a while, new kid on the block Posterous seems be getting attention from the ditherati. I’m enjoying Steve Rubel’s transition to posterous as his primary “lifestreaming” tool and the subsequent explorations. Jennifer Van Grove also compares and contrasts tumblr and posterous.

Two things strike me as interesting about posterous. On the inbound side, hijacking e-mail clients as a posting front end is an old concept, but posterous seems to be taking a fresh approach. Outbound, the routing to multiple popular social media systems feels like a winner. Supporting custom domains is a big step, but I didn’t see any real data export capabilities. They’re rapidly iterating though, so that might show up soon.

I grabbed a posterous account, but I’m not sure what to do with it yet. Thinking it might be a good way to do link blogging.

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