Tumblr Gives Photo Bloggers Another Reason To Switch

On June 17, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tumblr Gives Photo Bloggers Another Reason To Switch

  After partnering with SoundCloud in order to broaden Tumblr’s appeal to music lovers, the micro blogging service is now including a small (but useful) feature that will appeal to hard core photo bloggers. The Dashboard now lets you view the Camera Model, ISO, Aperture, Exposure, and Focal Length of any photo uploaded with Exif data. […]

Will Blog Streams Make RSS Readers Irrelevant?

On June 16, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Will Blog Streams Make RSS Readers Irrelevant?

Despite the wide adoption of RSS throughout blog platforms and social networks, RSS readers (such as Google Reader) are still mainly used by geeks and political junkies. While yours truly thinks RSS readers are the best way to stay updated with what’s happening around the blogosphere, blog streams (a feature popularized by Tumblr and social […]

WordPress.com Makes It Easier To Customize Your Blog

On June 15, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS,WORDPRESS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on WordPress.com Makes It Easier To Customize Your Blog

Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com) has released a new feature that will please non-geek bloggers attempting to customize their sites. Today we’re excited to bring you Custom Design, a powerful new tool that combines easy to use, code-free font selection from Typekit and a beautiful CSS editing interface with world-class support from our famous WordPress.com Happiness […]

Is Facebook Creating An Instagram Killer?

On June 15, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Is Facebook Creating An Instagram Killer?

Apparently the social networking giant is becoming a little envious of Instagram, as new rumors are emerging that Facebook is releasing an iOS app to challenge the photo sharing novice. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is secretly building an iOS app that borrows the best from Instagram, Color and Path (the latter which never really took […]

Tumblr Leap Frogs WordPress.com

On June 14, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tumblr Leap Frogs WordPress.com

After passing 20 million blogs 11 days ago, the micro blogging service has achieved another milestone as Tumblr now officially hosts more blogs than WordPress.com (a feat they apparently achieved about 24 hours ago). As of this post over 20.8 million blogs are hosted by Tumblr, compared to about 20.76 million blogs hosted by WordPress.com […]

Devil’s Advocate: Why Blogs Should Ditch Comments

On June 10, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Devil’s Advocate: Why Blogs Should Ditch Comments

Although I’m personally a fan of comment section (regardless of whether you power it with Facebook, Disqus or choose native comments instead), there are a number of prominent blogs who have disabled the comment section completely. Sites like Daring Fireball and Instapundit (not to mention millions of Tumblr blogs) refuse to open up their posts for readers […]

Tumblr Users Upset About Dashboard Change?

On June 9, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on Tumblr Users Upset About Dashboard Change?

It looks like the mighty Tumblr has decided to spice up their dashboard a bit in order to make it easier for fans to use. Or at least that was their intention as apparently users are voicing their complaints upon Tumblr as well as Twitter regarding the change. While yours truly loves the new interface […]

WordPress Embraces Social Commenting, Are Google Accounts Next?

On June 8, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS,WORDPRESS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on WordPress Embraces Social Commenting, Are Google Accounts Next?

Lovers of WordPress.com can finally allow readers to comment using their Facebook and Twitter credentials without having to install IntenseDebate. As an important touch, we let you stay logged in to multiple services. This means you can stay logged in to Facebook for convenience, but still leave a comment through Twitter or your WordPress.com account. […]

VaultPress To WordPress Fans: Got Hosting Woes? We’ll Be In Touch

On June 7, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS,WORDPRESS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on VaultPress To WordPress Fans: Got Hosting Woes? We’ll Be In Touch

VaultPress (a real time backup and security service by Automattic) has released a new feature that will alert self hosting WordPress fans if their site is experiencing any problems staying online. We’ve just enabled a new feature for all VaultPress customers that will now automatically notify you via email when we detect a connection error […]

Blackberry: Facebook For Playbook Is Now Relevant Again

On June 7, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Blackberry: Facebook For Playbook Is Now Relevant Again

Despite being about half the size of rivals like iPad 2, Playbook is currently the only tablet blessed with an “official” Facebook app. Until recently the Facebook for Playbook app wasn’t very impressive when compared with official apps upon iPhone and Android (which was disappointing considering the power of RIM’s tablet). Fortunately it looks like RIM has […]

Tumblr Flys Past 20 Million Blogs

On June 3, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tumblr Flys Past 20 Million Blogs

It’s been only 15 days Tumblr sprinted past 19 million blogs, and now the micro blogging service is now hosting over 20 million blogs upon their servers. Tumblr’s latest feat puts the service within striking distance of WordPress.com, who recently passed the 20 million blog milestone last month. According to Quantcast, Tumblr has recently jumped […]

Would You Ditch Your Blog For Facebook Notes?

On June 2, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Would You Ditch Your Blog For Facebook Notes?

Believe it or not the worlds largest social network actually boasts a blog utility to it (which in retrospect isn’t surprising as Facebook is heavily courting bloggers nowadays). Simply dubbed Notes, this Facebook utility allows users to easily create lengthy posts (beyond the 420 character status limit), as well as easily format texts and insert […]

Tumblr Gives Music Lovers Another Reason To Switch

On June 1, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tumblr Gives Music Lovers Another Reason To Switch

Although there are plenty of options available for music lovers when it comes to choosing a blog service or software, it looks like Tumblr may have edged out rivals with their latest partnership. [W]e’re so excited to finally announce that we’ve hooked up with SoundCloud to bring their network of sound (music, podcasts, standup, journalism, and […]

Which Social Buttons Should Your Blog Use?

On June 1, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Which Social Buttons Should Your Blog Use?

Whether you love them or hate them, social buttons are apparently popular amongst readers as evidence by the sheer number of blogs adopting them upon their posts. However it seems that many bloggers (both new and guru) are unsure which buttons to add, and have decided to choose all of them to the confusion of […]

Will AdGrock Help Twitter Become Profitable?

On May 31, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Will AdGrock Help Twitter Become Profitable?

Another day, another tweet acquisition. Although this time instead of buying out a third party tweet client, Twitter has assimulated an ad startup by the name of AdGrok. When Twitter approached us and asked if we’d be interested in working on their monetization platform, we realized that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we just couldn’t […]

Rumor: Twitter Abandoning Text Only Format, Embracing Photos?

On May 30, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Rumor: Twitter Abandoning Text Only Format, Embracing Photos?

Instead of buying a photo sharing service like Flickr, TwitPic or even yFrog, Twitter is allegedly building one in secret from scratch. According to multiple sources, Twitter is on the verge on announcing it’s own built in Twitpic competitor. Like tomorrow, if things go according to plan (naturally this post might change that). (TechCrunch) Previously […]

Typepad Embracing Private Blogging?

On May 27, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Typepad Embracing Private Blogging?

It looks like Typepad (a blogging service by Say Media) is finally allowing bloggers to speak their mind without revealing their thoughts to the entire world. When you enable password protection, only those people that you supply the username and password to will be able to view your blog. Everyone else will get a prompt […]

Movable Type To Fans: Stop Right Now And Upgrade Your Blog

On May 26, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Movable Type To Fans: Stop Right Now And Upgrade Your Blog

Movable Type (who is now owned by Infocom in Japan) has recently released critical security updates and is requesting that fans of the service upgrade their blogs in order to avoid suffering at the hands of hackers. After three months of the beta testing, the official release of the Movable Type 5.1 is now ready […]

Tumblr Embraces Spotlight (Plus: No Love For Android?)

On May 25, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tumblr Embraces Spotlight (Plus: No Love For Android?)

Taking a cue from Twitter, Tumblr has launched a feature allowing their rapidly growing user base to find interesting Tumblogs that catch their eye. We’re always amazed by the breadth and creativity we find on Tumblr, and we’re always looking for better ways for you to showcase your talents and other interesting blogs. With the […]

Coming Soon: Textpattern For iPhone?

On May 24, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Coming Soon: Textpattern For iPhone?

After many months (if not years) of jealously watching their WordPress buddies update their blogs via iPhone, it looks like a Textpattern iOS app will finally emerge in the not so distant future. i wrote a little iPhone App and an TXP-Plugin that allows you to upload images from your iPhone directly into yourTXP-Site. You can […]

Instagram Defying The Odds, Still Growing Like A Weed

On May 24, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Instagram Defying The Odds, Still Growing Like A Weed

For those of you unfamiliar with the photo social network known as Instagram, it’s basically a cross between Flickr and Twitter (with a dozen plus photo filters to help spice things up). Despite being only 7 months old and operating underneath Facebook’s and Flickr’s shadow, Instagram has become a blockbuster hit with the site now […]

Facebook, Microsoft Declare War Against Child Predators

On May 20, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Facebook, Microsoft Declare War Against Child Predators

One doesn’t attract 600 million plus users without picking up some of the worst scum along the way. Fortunately it seems as if Facebook is teaming up with Microsoft in order to catch child predators using the social giant’s website. Facebook is joining Microsoft in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s PhotoDNA program […]

Tumblr Sprints Past 19 Million Blogs, Enters Second Wind

On May 20, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tumblr Sprints Past 19 Million Blogs, Enters Second Wind

It was only two weeks ago that Tumblr crossed the 18 million blog milestone, and now the micro blogging service is already hosting 19 million plus blogs! To put things into perspective, it took Tumblr about 2 months to grow from 15 million blogs to 18 million (which is about 1.5 million additional blogs per […]

WordPress For iOS Makes Photo Blogging Fun Again

On May 19, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS,WORDPRESS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on WordPress For iOS Makes Photo Blogging Fun Again

After many months of waiting, WordPress has finally blessed iOS fans with features that have long been enjoyed by Android, Nokia and Blackberry fans. While the inclusion of WP.com stats will please data geeks (which requires JetPack or the WP.com Stats plugin), photo bloggers will love quick photo which is even easier than Tumblr’s iPhone app. […]