Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tumblr for designers

I've known Tumblr for a couple of years now, and seen its steady growth over past 24 months.  It's a social blogging platform that emphasizes the design and ease of posting short blurb with photos and links.  It has been very successful in building core community of designers.  These designers in turn create beautiful content which further differentiates Tumblr from other social blogging platforms like Blogger and Wordpress.

David Karp is the founder of Tumblr, and it was interesting to see his interview recorded at DLD Conference.  Especially how he was able to turn a simple idea into powerful blogging platform by focusing on its community of designers.  I think it was brilliant idea to focus on designers who can create content which will attract users to curate those interesting content to their friends.

David talks about different ideas of creating revenue models to sustain their business, and it's great to hear that he's not losing his focus in creating sustainable revenue model that helps further their designer focus.

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