Tumblr is a simple microblogging platform and social networking website. The service is very similar to WordPress and Blogger but has gained a following for its ease of use allowing users to easily post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their “tumblelog”, a short-form blog. Users also have the ability to follow other users and ‘reblog’ their posts.

Tumblr allows users to easily customize everything on their page, including colors, images, and access to your theme’s HTML.

With over 42,000,000 blogs the service has seen tremendous growth as well adaptation by large media sites, who have created a Tumblelog aside from their full fledge website.

Tumblr is a free service.



  • Easy publishing - Users can easily publish posts
  • Great social integration - The service makes it easy to user to share your posts on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Easy set-up - Setting up a Tumblelog is easy and only takes a few minutes.
  • Mobile App - There is an easy to use iPhone and Android app for writing new posts.


  • No commenting - The service only allows user to share and ‘reblog’ a post, no commenting
  • Migration is painful - Moving to Tumblr from another service (i.e. Blogger, Wordpress) is hard since there is no dedicated tool available to do this.


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