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Taking over New York Fashion Week
We love any chance to hang out with you guys. And with Fashion Week happening in our backyard, this seemed like an awesome opportunity to hang out with a few of Tumblr’s most stylish fashion bloggers.
Through an extraordinary effort by our new Fashion Director, Rich Tong, we’re thrilled to welcome 24 fashion bloggers to New York from all over the world!
They’ll be providing first-hand coverage that you can track at http://www.tumblr.com/nyfw, presented by American Express.
Our editors will also be featuring your best Fashion Week posts. Just make sure to tag them NYFW.
If this is something you’d like to be involved in, please let Rich know! We’re hoping to do this again in London, Milan, and Paris over the next year.
Gorgeous photo taken by Jamie Beck in our new office

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Taking over New York Fashion Week

We love any chance to hang out with you guys. And with Fashion Week happening in our backyard, this seemed like an awesome opportunity to hang out with a few of Tumblr’s most stylish fashion bloggers.

Through an extraordinary effort by our new Fashion Director, Rich Tong, we’re thrilled to welcome 24 fashion bloggers to New York from all over the world!

They’ll be providing first-hand coverage that you can track at http://www.tumblr.com/nyfw, presented by American Express.

Our editors will also be featuring your best Fashion Week posts. Just make sure to tag them NYFW.

If this is something you’d like to be involved in, please let Rich know! We’re hoping to do this again in London, Milan, and Paris over the next year.

Gorgeous photo taken by Jamie Beck in our new office

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Introducing: Submissions

There’s an interesting genre of blog that is more about the community than the author.

At some point you’ve probably seen Eat Sleep DrawThis is why you’re fat, or Cute Overload.

The author starts posting about a topic they care about, the readers start contributing, and before you know it, the author has become a curator.

Tumblr has always been uniquely suited for this type of blog.  In fact, 6 of them have gone from Tumblr blog to book deal in the last year.

So today we’re very excited to release Submissions, a feature to streamline community-driven blogs.  You can enable it from your blog’s Customize screen to let your readers submit posts via web.

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Inspired by Wordpress’ seriously clever use of Loren Brichter’s new Tweetie options, we’re launching our own Tweetie and Twitterrific compatible API. This Twitter-like API should make it easy for a lot of existing Twitter clients to start supporting Tumblr.
The really cool thing - because our following models follow a lot of the same principles, we’ve been able to take advantage of a ton of native features:
Retweeting = Reblogging
Replying = Reblogging w/ commentary
Favoriting = Liking
“@david” = ”http://david.tumblr.com/”
Conversations = Reblogs
To try out Tumblr in Tweetie 2, tap “Accounts” → “+” → enter your username and password → tap the gear icon → enter “http://tumblr.com/” in both fields.
For Twitterrific, tap ”Sources” → “Edit” → “Add a New Account” → enter your username and password → tap ”Advanced” → set “Base URL” to “http://tumblr.com/” and disable “SSL”.

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Inspired by Wordpress’ seriously clever use of Loren Brichter’s new Tweetie options, we’re launching our own Tweetie and Twitterrific compatible API. This Twitter-like API should make it easy for a lot of existing Twitter clients to start supporting Tumblr.

The really cool thing - because our following models follow a lot of the same principles, we’ve been able to take advantage of a ton of native features:

  • Retweeting = Reblogging
  • Replying = Reblogging w/ commentary
  • Favoriting = Liking
  • “@david” = ”http://david.tumblr.com/”
  • Conversations = Reblogs

To try out Tumblr in Tweetie 2, tap “Accounts” → “+” → enter your username and password → tap the gear icon → enter “http://tumblr.com/” in both fields.

For Twitterrific, tap ”Sources” → “Edit” → “Add a New Account” → enter your username and password → tap ”Advanced” → set “Base URL” to “http://tumblr.com/” and disable “SSL”.

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Inspired by Wordpress’ seriously clever use of Loren Brichter’s new Tweetie options, we’re launching our own Tweetie and Twitterrific compatible API. This Twitter-like API should make it easy for a lot of existing Twitter clients to start supporting Tumblr.
The really cool thing - because our following models follow a lot of the same principles, we’ve been able to take advantage of a ton of native features:
Retweeting = Reblogging
Replying = Reblogging w/ commentary
Favoriting = Liking
“@david” = ”http://david.tumblr.com/”
Conversations = Reblogs
To try out Tumblr in Tweetie 2, tap “Accounts” → “+” → enter your username and password → tap the gear icon → enter “http://tumblr.com/” in both fields.
For Twitterrific, tap ”Sources” → “Edit” → “Add a New Account” → enter your username and password → tap ”Advanced” → set “Base URL” to “http://tumblr.com/” and disable “SSL”.

staff:

Inspired by Wordpress’ seriously clever use of Loren Brichter’s new Tweetie options, we’re launching our own Tweetie and Twitterrific compatible API. This Twitter-like API should make it easy for a lot of existing Twitter clients to start supporting Tumblr.

The really cool thing - because our following models follow a lot of the same principles, we’ve been able to take advantage of a ton of native features:

  • Retweeting = Reblogging
  • Replying = Reblogging w/ commentary
  • Favoriting = Liking
  • “@david” = ”http://david.tumblr.com/”
  • Conversations = Reblogs

To try out Tumblr in Tweetie 2, tap “Accounts” → “+” → enter your username and password → tap the gear icon → enter “http://tumblr.com/” in both fields.

For Twitterrific, tap ”Sources” → “Edit” → “Add a New Account” → enter your username and password → tap ”Advanced” → set “Base URL” to “http://tumblr.com/” and disable “SSL”.

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Now testing: Ask Me
The new Ask feature lets your friends or readers ask questions that you can choose to answer on your blog.
You can enable it from the Community tab in your blog’s Customize area.
They even come with a bunch of new theme variables for designers to format them:
{block:AskEnabled}
    <a href="/ask">{AskLabel}</a>
{/block:AskEnabled}

{block:Answer}
    <div class="answer">
        <div class="question">{Question}</div>

        <span class="asker">
            <img src="{AskerPortraitURL-24}"/>
            {Asker}
        </span>

        <div class="answer">{Answer}</div>
    </div>
{/block:Answer}
Enjoy!

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Now testing: Ask Me

The new Ask feature lets your friends or readers ask questions that you can choose to answer on your blog.

You can enable it from the Community tab in your blog’s Customize area.

They even come with a bunch of new theme variables for designers to format them:

{block:AskEnabled}
    <a href="/ask">{AskLabel}</a>
{/block:AskEnabled}

{block:Answer}
    <div class="answer">
        <div class="question">{Question}</div>

        <span class="asker">
            <img src="{AskerPortraitURL-24}"/>
            {Asker}
        </span>

        <div class="answer">{Answer}</div>
    </div>
{/block:Answer}

Enjoy!

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We’re throwing a Texas-Sized Tumblr Meetup this Wednesday in Austin!
Heading out to SXSW? Come on down to Clive Bar on March 16 anytime from 1:00-6:00pm to meet and hang out with Tumblr friends old and new. Plus, we’re giving away hundreds of T-shirts, thousands of buttons, and a whole mess of stickers. Also: beer!
In other SXSW news, we’re hosting a developer gathering, an industry party, and Tumblr staff will be on-hand during the entire duration of the conference. We’re looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible throughout the week!
Please RSVP here if you plan to drop by the Meetup!

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We’re throwing a Texas-Sized Tumblr Meetup this Wednesday in Austin!

Heading out to SXSW? Come on down to Clive Bar on March 16 anytime from 1:00-6:00pm to meet and hang out with Tumblr friends old and new. Plus, we’re giving away hundreds of T-shirts, thousands of buttons, and a whole mess of stickers. Also: beer!

In other SXSW news, we’re hosting a developer gathering, an industry party, and Tumblr staff will be on-hand during the entire duration of the conference. We’re looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible throughout the week!

Please RSVP here if you plan to drop by the Meetup!

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It’s hard to organize Tumblr blogs by topic. A single one of your blogs may include your personal updates, your art, your opinions, and a YouTube video of a cat speaking Japanese, all in a single day. This has been a real limitation of the current Tumblr Directory. So, for the last few weeks we’ve been experimenting with some brand new tools for exploring Tumblr.

The new Explore page organizes and filters posts by tag. This means that every tagged post has a chance to show up in front of an audience of millions that might not otherwise see it. Think Tumblr Radar by topic.

Up top, the Tumblr Wire makes a return, pulling in featured posts in realtime. Below is a list of popular and trending tags (currently English only, with more languages coming soon). You can also Track these tags to get notifications on your Dashboard when a new post is featured.

Make sure to tag your posts where relevant to help more people find you. You can still look up any tag using the search box on your Dashboard.

We’ve already started finding posts and following blogs that we had no idea existed. Please give it a spin!

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Awesome! Our friends at Flickr have updated their share feature to include Tumblr as one of the featured destinations.  Aww, we feel so loved - and we love you too!  

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Awesome! Our friends at Flickr have updated their share feature to include Tumblr as one of the featured destinations.  Aww, we feel so loved - and we love you too!  

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This Saturday, Tumblr takes the Windy City! Come out and join us for a Millennium Park Meetup and Tumblr Reads at Street Side Bar! Make some new friends, catch up with some old ones, and grab some of those awesome Tumblr buttons. See you there!
(Photo by minusmanhattan.)

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This Saturday, Tumblr takes the Windy City! Come out and join us for a Millennium Park Meetup and Tumblr Reads at Street Side Bar! Make some new friends, catch up with some old ones, and grab some of those awesome Tumblr buttons. See you there!

(Photo by minusmanhattan.)

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Tumblr Android 2.0: Now available on the Android Market
Android users, say hello to the new Tumblr app, rebuilt from the ground up! We hope you’ll enjoy the updated features, including:  
New interface: A total redesign centered around Android’s hardware and software.
Manage multiple blogs: It’s now a simple swipe to access your different blogs and manage your drafts, queue and followers on-the-go.
Create a post:  We’ve highlighted posting to Tumblr so you can share text, images, links, chats, quotes and videos whenever you want.  
Messages: View and reply to messages for each of your blogs.
Address book: Find people to follow from your phone’s address book.
New users: Sign up right from the app.
Bonus: For quick sharing, you can post anything from your home screen via the Tumblr widget.
Go ahead and grab it on the Android Market!

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Tumblr Android 2.0: Now available on the Android Market

Android users, say hello to the new Tumblr app, rebuilt from the ground up! We hope you’ll enjoy the updated features, including:  

  • New interface: A total redesign centered around Android’s hardware and software.
  • Manage multiple blogs: It’s now a simple swipe to access your different blogs and manage your drafts, queue and followers on-the-go.
  • Create a post:  We’ve highlighted posting to Tumblr so you can share text, images, links, chats, quotes and videos whenever you want.  
  • Messages: View and reply to messages for each of your blogs.
  • Address book: Find people to follow from your phone’s address book.
  • New users: Sign up right from the app.
  • Bonus: For quick sharing, you can post anything from your home screen via the Tumblr widget.

Go ahead and grab it on the Android Market!