The home page at Tumblr has evolved several times since the company was formed less than a year ago.
It started as a page with the basic info on what a tumblelog is and then asks for email and password and then presto – you have your own site.
The home page then evolved to include a number of new things like Tumblr Radar which are the most interesting & popular things amongst the hundred of thousands of Tumblr powered sites and it included various groups like – Staff Picks, Music, Art & Artists, Sweet Themes, etc.
Tumblr just released a new home and I absolutely love it.
For the person that isn’t a Tumblr user yet, the information is very clear on what Tumblr is and how to get started. Clean and straightforward.
But the coolest thing they launched is a new thing called Explore.
Tumblr Explore shows off the latest posts or you can navigate by color. Stunning.
Within Explore you can also check out Tumblrverse which shows off the latest tumblr posts around the world.
Then there is the music part of the home page where they have teamed up with the Hype Machine to show you what’s hot on the Tumbr and Hype Machine.
With all of this new stuff, they also managed to keep Tumblr Radar and the various directories and groups. And thank god I’m still in the Staff Picks :)
I have been on the beach in Delaware over the last few days.
So my blogging has been light. Actually yesterday, I didn’t post anything the whole day which was a first for me in a long time I think.
My in laws are down here and I’ve spent a bunch of time with 4 of my nephews. All of them are older than my kids. They range from ages 9 to 16. And watching and talking to them taught me a few things about mobile.
1. Holy freaking cow do these text a lot. I always knew this was the case but watching it first hand is incredible. They put to shame the most addicted VC & blackberry. It’s fast, furious and seemingly constant.
2. They know which of their friends use the same carrier or not. They care because “in network” text messages are free and out of network isn’t.
3. They know how to jailbreak their iPod touch.
4. They want a low cost iPhone
5. They don’t need 3G. They don’t even need data plans. They just need text plans
6. They take photos on their mobile phones. They either share them phone<->phone but rarely if ever does it go phone-to-web. and never web-to-mobile for photos. Seems like a big opportunity to offer the youth market a better way to privately and publicly share & store mobile photos. Just for them.
7. All of their parents have at one time or another paid a very large bill for text messages.
8. MySpace messages are losing out to text messages
9. IM is losing out to text messages.
10. My oldest child is 9 years old. Wondering when we will give her a mobile phone. still deciding that one.
5. My raid5 box at home is getting dusty. I’m storing everything in the cloud. photos are on tumblr and flickr. videos are on veoh, vimeo and .mac gallery, everything else is on mozy. verizon fios makes this easy. Storage works. Now we need smart sync