Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.

stoweboyd:

Richard McManus shows the numbers for Tumblr and Wordpress. Tumblr is growing much, much faster than Wordpress, and then tries to explain it:

The two services offer different things, so this is somewhat of an apples and oranges comparison. Wordpress.com is a fully-fledged hosted blogging…

Posted at 4:44pm and tagged with: Wordpress, Tumblr, social media, social streaming, xl,.

stoweboyd:

I heard about a service called ifttt.com (If This Then That), that provides an amazing service. It allows a ‘if-then’ sort of integration between common web services, like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and many others.

I used it to do a few things. Most specifically, I set up an account and twiddled…

Posted at 4:46pm and tagged with: ifttt, if this then that, tumblr, delicious,.

Paul Higgins: Finally the world starts to catch up!

markcoatney:

Tumblr, now sharable from the New York Times.

Posted at 7:27am and tagged with: Journalism, Tumblr, ny times,.

Paul Higgins: Finally the world starts to catch up!

markcoatney:

Tumblr, now sharable from the New York Times.

stoweboyd:

Tumblr nearly tripled unique US visitors last year, and is third largest web brand by time in US, after Facebook and Blogger.

via Nielsen  Social Media Report: Q3 2011

Posted at 10:04pm and tagged with: tumblr, tech, stats, nielsen,.

stoweboyd:

Tumblr nearly tripled unique US visitors last year, and is third largest web brand by time in US, after Facebook and Blogger.
via Nielsen  Social Media Report: Q3 2011

stoweboyd:

Tumblr is about to raise a serious round with a serious valuation:

The New York-based company is poised to raise $75 million to $100 million in venture capital, an investment that will value the company at $800 million.

Posted at 9:55am and tagged with: tumblr, vc, economic, startups,.

Paul Higgins: Michael,

I am one of those mysterious Tumblr editors. Now I know what I am doing wrong and will immediately order in some cupcakes and micro-micro brews but I will avoid the trucker burritos because I do not want to die young (or middle aged). I am one of the Tech ones so I don’t get to highlight your posts much although I very much enjoy what you put up. I am also privileged to be one of the blogs featured in the spotlight in tech and in some great company like Fred Wilson, Stowe Boyd, Smarterplanet and futuramb all of who I follow. I think Tumblr should promote the spotlight more because it is a great way to find great stuff.

We have added almost 7000 followers since we passed 3000 in late June which is just amazing growth. Some are spam but have had some great interactions and seen some great stuff.

Keep up the great posts and thoughts

Paul

climateadaptation:

I guess I average 20 new followers per day. It’s hard to keep up, and I apologize for not saying Hello! Some days I’ve gotten over 100 new followers, which is a boat load and means a lot to me. 

I get especially busy when a mysterious blue hashtag appears on one of my posts. These super-tags are added to one of my posts by mysterious tumblr editors, who live on steady supplies of cupcakes, truck burritos, and micro-micro-brews. The super-tag places a post into one of tumblr’s aggregate streams, usually I’m in news or science (thank you, mysterious tumblr editor people!).

And then there is the otherworldly phenomenon known as Kateoplis. I get a tsunami of new followers when the indefatigable Kateoplis reblogs one of my posts (thanks Kate! And buy a motorcycle already, wouldya? We need to know what you choose. N.E.E.D.)

Some things about me: 

I digress. So, I skimmed about 8 or 9 pages of my followers list, just for fun. Here are some highlights from the past couple of days; Discovery News, Columbus Dispatch, NPR, and Chelsea Handler.

Chelsea Handler? Help an old man out, this is a fake, right?

Posted at 9:55am and tagged with: Tumblr,.

john:

A year in the life of Tumblr

And now at 8.4B monthly PVs

Huge hat tip to the Eng/Ops team for the amazing work they put into scaling this rocketship!

Posted at 8:23am and tagged with: tech, technology, social media, Tumblr,.

john:

A year in the life of Tumblr
And now at 8.4B monthly PVs
Huge hat tip to the Eng/Ops team for the amazing work they put into scaling this rocketship!