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There’s such a huge focus on social that it overshadows the actual creation of the stuff we want to share and talk about.

David Karp

In other words, produce as much as you consume

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Ev Williams’ Medium is Blogging for the 9%

“Medium occupies the space in-between WordPress and Tumblr.”

Medium is a great publishing platform for the occasional blogger. I actually enjoy writing in its minimalist environment more than I do publishing on it.

But I feel the same way about Medium as I did when I first started Twitter. I get it and I don’t get it at the same time.  That intuitive nature is what makes it feel obvious.  

“Here’s the formula if you want to build a billion-dollar internet company…Take a human desire, preferably one that has been around for a really long time…Identify that desire and use modern technology to take out steps.” CEO Ev Williams, Medium

Medium is just another platform hosting what people already enjoy, i.e. expressing themselves in more than 140 characters but not as a long as a book or Long Read.

The main reason I like writing on Tumblr is that it’s a creative platform for blogging original content, and curating and consuming stuff you like. Meanwhile, Medium is Tumblr with a focus on original text.  

Online writing platform succeed because people want to express themselves.  And at the end of the day, people want to share where users already are.

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According to Marketing Charts, Twitter is “more important” than Facebook, contrary to the recent news about Twitter users losing interest.   It’s also growing rapidly among the 18 - 29 age bracket.  Twitter may be less niche and more mass than you think.   The most important news though is that Tumblr is flat which means the creatives still rule the platform.    
According to Marketing Charts, Twitter is “more important” than Facebook, contrary to the recent news about Twitter users losing interest.   It’s also growing rapidly among the 18 – 29 age bracket.  Twitter may be less niche and more mass than you think.   The most important news though is that Tumblr is flat which means the creatives still rule the platform.    

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4,000 posts! Wow, this is my 4,000th post on Tumblr.  I love getting all weird and creative in this place.  I post something daily in attempt to be consistent and connect the dots.  Tumbling is thinking. 
4,000 posts! Wow, this is my 4,000th post on Tumblr.  I love getting all weird and creative in this place.  I post something daily in attempt to be consistent and connect the dots.  Tumbling is thinking. 

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Dizzee Rascal mashes up Vine and Cinemagram for new video

+ Tumblr for popularizing the GIF loop.  

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Tumblr Went Toe to Toe With Twitter During VMAs

1.1 million Tumblr users posted content with VMA-related keywords yesterday, while 1.3 million folks on Twitter did the same.

MTV also had that GIF page. The medium is the message.

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