Why would they bother using a third type of social media? Folks are already following them on Facebook and Twitter.
For one thing, they can integrate their Facebook with Tumblr, offering their Tumblr blog readers the opportunity to post comments directly onto their Facebook site. This cross-fertilization can bring more readers on board. "Notes" are also added which reveal who liked the posts and who "re-blogged" them. Readers may be able to find those with similar interests more easily.
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Tumblr themes are available in 5 languages: English, German, Japanese, French, and Italian with the promise of more in the future. No Spanish? No Chinese? I think this blogging platform would be great for our world language teachers.
Mobile apps are proliferating, but right now they are mostly for Apple products and Blackberry. I did not find Droid apps on their site.
I really like the look and feel of Tumblr. Could it be that I'm getting bored with Blogger? Any support out there for switching our New Trier Library blog to Tumblr?