While still working on a coherent review of the Future of Web Design conference I attended in New York, I’ve distracted myself by setting up a Tumblr account. Ryan from 37signals and I had a long chat about it, and like too many other webby gadgets, I just had to throw it at the wall and see if it sticks. If you don’t know it yet, Tumblr is a nicely made tool for publishing a tumblelog, which Wikipedia says is:
a variation of a blog, that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging.
Whereas a blog post is a more-or-less thought out article on something, and a Twitter post is shouting out at the world “I’m picking my nose! Right now!” a tumblelog is like a basket you carry with you through the web and throw things that you find into it, in order to share them with others.
If you’re into it, I’m tumbling right over here.