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Sams Teach Yourself Tumblr in 10 Minutes by Bud E. Smith

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LESSON 1Introduction to Tumblr

In this lesson, you learn about the rapid growth of Tumblr, where it came from, and what you can do with it.

What is Tumblr?

Tumblr is a blogging website. To elaborate, it’s a blogging site intended for short text posts, brief extracts from other blogs and websites, and bits and pieces of media, such as single photos, brief video clips, and short sound clips. Blogging via short posts is called microblogging; a blog that encourages multimedia interspersed with text entries and quotes is called a tumblog. Tumblr was given that name as a signal of its intent to be the best site for tumblogs. Although naming the “best” tumblog can start an argument, Tumblr is the most popular and best-known such site.

Tumblr has been ...

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