[RexLinks are items I run-across, and bookmark, using Google Reader]
If you’ve been following my RexLinks experiment, you perhaps have noticed I’m not posting them automatically. Rather, I’m choosing to wait until I can add a little bit of context and commentary (no, wait, let’s call it “curation”) to them. If you just can’t wait until these posts to see what I’m book-marketing, you can subscribe to this RSS feed to get them as I run across them. (Geek note: The page URL is an RSS feed, the page has a link to an Atom feed, also).
Today, I start with a couple of links about Tumblr, the service I have used for about three years to host RexHammock.com. Tumblr can best be described this way. If you were at some fancy restaurant, a blog is anything on the menu. Tumblr is what a vegetarian orders. Twitter is for vegans who enjoy parsley, lots and lots of parsley.
- Bubblicious? Tumblr Raises Huge New Funding Round | Gigaom – I believe that yes, there is a bubble. But I also believe Tumblr is the real deal. I left a comment on Mathew’s article that explains why I think that.
- Tumblr’s $25-plus miillon round | Scripting News – Another post about Tumblr with some wise insight from Dave Winer. Key quote, “Of all the tech wunderkinds out there, it’s mainly WordPress that sees the media as customers. It probably would be a good idea if they had some competition.”
- Why Twitter matters for media organisations | Alan Rusbridger | guardian.co.uk – When I say, “You’ll never <b>get</b> Twitter, so stop trying. Just us Twitter.” – This is what I’m talking about. And Alan’s #1 thing, “It’s an amazing form of distribution” is the #1 thing I’d have on my list, also. (See: You’ll never understand Twitter, so stop trying)
- When software giants trample the little guys | RoyalPingdom – My observation on this: When your product is merely a feature, you should prepare for the day when this could happen.
- The Best RSS Reader Apps | Gizmodo – I use Reeder on my iPhone and iPad. It’s not perfect, but it’s stable. Interesting how all of these are merely clients to Google Reader.
- New Rules for the New Economy | KK.org – More wisdom from Kevin Kelly: “The most powerful capitulation to the net’s outward spin is to outsource seemingly core activities. For instance, some airline companies outsource the business of air-freight hauling, even though the cargo is carried by their own planes.”