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

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LESSON 16Using Tumblr with Twitter

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to flexibly combine two of the best services around: Tumblr and Twitter.

Using Tumblr with Twitter

Twitter has captured people’s imaginations like few Internet services before or since. The idea of sending a stream of updates, 140 characters at a time, is a bit silly—yet quite powerful. Many people are active Twitter users, and many more follow various Twitter streams and send an occasional tweet of their own. Twitter even makes the news on a regular basis, and several books have been based on tweets.

Yet Twitter also suffers from some problems. Tweets certainly lack permanence. They also fail to build up into a more interesting picture, unless someone follows a person’s tweets ...

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