Massage a domicile
staff:

Inspired by Wordpress’ seriously clever use of Loren Brichter’s new Tweetie options, we’re launching our own Tweetie and Twitterrific compatible API. This Twitter-like API should make it easy for a lot of existing Twitter clients to start supporting Tumblr.
The really cool thing - because our following models follow a lot of the same principles, we’ve been able to take advantage of a ton of native features:
Retweeting = Reblogging
Replying = Reblogging w/ commentary
Favoriting = Liking
“@david” = ”http://david.tumblr.com/”
Conversations = Reblogs
To try out Tumblr in Tweetie 2, tap “Accounts” → “+” → enter your username and password → tap the gear icon → enter “http://tumblr.com/” in both fields.
For Twitterrific, tap ”Sources” → “Edit” → “Add a New Account” → enter your username and password → tap ”Advanced” → set “Base URL” to “http://tumblr.com/” and disable “SSL”.

staff:

Inspired by Wordpress’ seriously clever use of Loren Brichter’s new Tweetie options, we’re launching our own Tweetie and Twitterrific compatible API. This Twitter-like API should make it easy for a lot of existing Twitter clients to start supporting Tumblr.

The really cool thing - because our following models follow a lot of the same principles, we’ve been able to take advantage of a ton of native features:

  • Retweeting = Reblogging
  • Replying = Reblogging w/ commentary
  • Favoriting = Liking
  • “@david” = ”http://david.tumblr.com/”
  • Conversations = Reblogs

To try out Tumblr in Tweetie 2, tap “Accounts” → “+” → enter your username and password → tap the gear icon → enter “http://tumblr.com/” in both fields.

For Twitterrific, tap ”Sources” → “Edit” → “Add a New Account” → enter your username and password → tap ”Advanced” → set “Base URL” to “http://tumblr.com/” and disable “SSL”.

staff:

Reblogged from Sam Reich:

Patrick Cassels is hilarious and full of anecdotes.  It just didn’t make sense that he didn’t have Tumblr.  We pled with him.  We reasoned.  Jake even organized a petition.  But nothing worked.

Today we held an intervention.  I organized, Ricky hosted, Jake, Sarah and Amanda wrote letters, and Amir and Blake shot it.

Ladies and gentlemen: patrickcassels.tumblr.com

As if we didn’t have enough reasons to love the folks at Connected Ventures :)

(via samreich)

Markdown now supported via email, mobile

staff:

When sending Tumblr a mobile email post, you can now optionally include Markdown syntax to create rich text formatting.

Simply include !m in any part of an email’s subject or body to enable Markdown for that message. (The !m code will be automatically removed from the final version.)

staff:

Tumblr just broke into the Top 100!
Please welcome our new Director of Scaling and Sysops.
Watching the community grow so quickly over the past few months has been humbling and inspiring.  It’s also presented huge new scaling challenges that have quickly become a full-time job.
So we’re psyched to be welcoming Andrew Terng to the team to make sure Tumblr is fast and stable while we get everyone in the world blogging.  Andrew just moved back to NYC from California where he had been scaling Delicious at Yahoo for the past two years.  Welcome, Andrew!
This is an amazing opportunity you guys have given us and we’re working hard to make sure your experience here only gets better.  :)

staff:

Tumblr just broke into the Top 100!

Please welcome our new Director of Scaling and Sysops.

Watching the community grow so quickly over the past few months has been humbling and inspiring.  It’s also presented huge new scaling challenges that have quickly become a full-time job.

So we’re psyched to be welcoming Andrew Terng to the team to make sure Tumblr is fast and stable while we get everyone in the world blogging.  Andrew just moved back to NYC from California where he had been scaling Delicious at Yahoo for the past two years.  Welcome, Andrew!

This is an amazing opportunity you guys have given us and we’re working hard to make sure your experience here only gets better.  :)

staff:

Introducing the first Premium Themes to the Tumblr Theme Garden!

These Premium Themes display an impeccable aesthetic, attention to detail, and occasionally a specialization (galleries, long text, band sites, business sites, etc.).

They cost between $9 and $49 (most of which goes right into the pockets of the brilliant designers behind them) and are a shining addition to the 350+ beautiful free themes already available.

We’re thrilled that these designers already include the outrageously talented Matthew Buchanan, Jarred Bishop, Mike Harding, MetaLab, Sleepover SF, Peter Vidani, and WooThemes. Thank you!

Check out the launch collection on http://www.tumblr.com/themes/premium

staff:

We can’t wait for our first ever Tumblr reading: Friday, February 19th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in NYC!

staff:

We can’t wait for our first ever Tumblr reading: Friday, February 19th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in NYC!

staff:

Now testing: Ask Me
The new Ask feature lets your friends or readers ask questions that you can choose to answer on your blog.
You can enable it from the Community tab in your blog’s Customize area.
They even come with a bunch of new theme variables for designers to format them:
{block:AskEnabled}
    <a href="/ask">{AskLabel}</a>
{/block:AskEnabled}

{block:Answer}
    <div class="answer">
        <div class="question">{Question}</div>

        <span class="asker">
            <img src="{AskerPortraitURL-24}"/>
            {Asker}
        </span>

        <div class="answer">{Answer}</div>
    </div>
{/block:Answer}
Enjoy!

staff:

Now testing: Ask Me

The new Ask feature lets your friends or readers ask questions that you can choose to answer on your blog.

You can enable it from the Community tab in your blog’s Customize area.

They even come with a bunch of new theme variables for designers to format them:

{block:AskEnabled}
    <a href="/ask">{AskLabel}</a>
{/block:AskEnabled}

{block:Answer}
    <div class="answer">
        <div class="question">{Question}</div>

        <span class="asker">
            <img src="{AskerPortraitURL-24}"/>
            {Asker}
        </span>

        <div class="answer">{Answer}</div>
    </div>
{/block:Answer}

Enjoy!

@SREE’S SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE - a work in progress

sreetips:

==> SHORTCUT TO THIS PAGE: http://bit.ly/sreesoc <==

I am constantly updating, editing, adding to this list. Your feedback, suggestions and tips welcome, sree[at]sree.net or via @sree - mention this page.

FIVE LATEST ADDITIONS BELOW: 

  • Added infographic resume links to job hunting/career management section
  • NEW SECTION: Google+ guides and articles
  • [CASE STUDY] Social media sharing increases website traffic +30%. Here’s why
  • Twitter For Newsrooms - the official guide: http://bit.ly/twitterfn
  • NEW SECTION: Social media and job hunting/career management - scroll down

BELOW: Handouts, tip sheets & reading material | My technology columns | Change your media diet | Social media and job hunting | LinkedIn guides | Facebook guides | Foursquare guides | Twitter guides and articles

==> Be sure to checkout my workshops - in-person and via webcast, including archived recordings: http://bit.ly/sreeworkshops

including: 

Testimonials from two Pulitzer Prize winners, @NickKristof of NYT & @MorinToon of MiamiHerald - follow ‘em!

==> I promise that my sessions, like my tweets, will most likely be: helpful * useful * informative * relevant * practical * actionable * timely * generous * credible * brief * entertaining * fun * occasionally funny

==>What social media can do for media pros and others:

  • find new ideas, trends and sources
  • connect with readers and viewers in new ways
  • bring eyeballs, traffic and attention to their work 
  • help them create, craft and enhance their brands

If you’d like to be on my monthly e-mail with new tips, workshop listings, etc: sree[at]sree.net

Sree Sreenivasan
Columbia Journalism School Dean of Student Affairs
Contributing editor, DNAinfo.com: http://dnainfo.com
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==> Hope you will connect with me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sree and on my new Facebook page at http://facebook.com/SreeTips (I post only tech tips and job leads there) and on LinkedIn page at http://linkedin.com/in/sreenivasan (I accept invitations from people I know; people I should know; people I’d like to know). 

HANDOUTS, TIP SHEETS & READING MATERIAL:

MY COLUMNS ON THE CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE:
These essays, about the intersection of media and technology, are some of my weekly columns  for DNAinfo.com, a Manhattan hyperlocal site I helped create with Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts (whose family just bought the Cubs and Wrigley Field) - be sure to check out the site on the Web, Facebook and Twitter

Five Things I’ve Learned from Japan Quake | Egypt, Libya, etc * Six ways journalists (and others) can use Twitter better Twitter Myths & Misconceptions * The Geolocation Wars * What a Non-journo Can Teach Journos About Social Media * Twitter Comes of Age. Again * Much Ado About Tweeting * Facebook’s Coming Privacy Changes *  Please Stop Oversharing *  Identity in the Age of Facebook * Why Profile Photos Matter * Lessons from a Week without Newspapers * Thoughts About Personal Branding * Thoughts About the iPad * Thoughts about Google TV * Thoughts on Six Months of DNAinfo.com | COLUMN EDITOR, @MPVdna

CHANGE YOUR MEDIA DIET (sites you should be reading):

Read More

staff:

Don’t be alarmed!
We’re testing these sweet new avatars to make our Staff blog even more personal. &lt;3
If we wind up making this an option for all group blogs, it will be an opt-in feature — and your blog’s contributors won’t be automatically visible.

staff:

Don’t be alarmed!

We’re testing these sweet new avatars to make our Staff blog even more personal. <3

If we wind up making this an option for all group blogs, it will be an opt-in feature — and your blog’s contributors won’t be automatically visible.

staff:

To organize all of the new Reply, Ask, and Submit options we’re building, we just added this “Community” menu to the Customize page.
You’ll see a new option to “Allow replies from people following you for more than two weeks.”
Enabling replies for blogs other than your primary one is almost finished!

staff:

To organize all of the new Reply, Ask, and Submit options we’re building, we just added this “Community” menu to the Customize page.

You’ll see a new option to “Allow replies from people following you for more than two weeks.

Enabling replies for blogs other than your primary one is almost finished!