Brief update on the Beaver Brook tumblr theme in progress:
- I added photo captions, now they appear when you rollover an image.
- I want to submit it to the theme store, but Tumblr requires that themes support all post types (chat, audio, etc), which I haven’t had time (or interest, given this is photoblog) to build.
- Do you have a theme in the Tumblr store and are you interested to help me wrap this up? There seems to be a lot of folks who want to use this theme and I’d love to get it to them — you could help! MSG me.
Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp admits that one area the blogging network hasn’t performed well enough at thus far is content discovery – and you can expect to see a lot of development in that area at Tumblr.com this year.
Karp is at the DLD conference today as part of a bid to expand the international impact of the blogging service. As we reported earlier today, the startup now serves 120 million people and 15 billion pageviews every month.
We caught up with him a little later to find out more about what’s in store for 2012. A focus on growth outside the US and a larger staff headcount are planned but product development is also a priority, Karp says.
Search. Can’t wait for the day when I can better search not only the broader Tumblr communities, but also my own tags.
New Tumblr “Like” Feature
You can now “like” a post in your Tumblr Dashboard without having to reblog it. I “like” it.
Update: Apparently not everyone can see the heart button just yet. I imagine Tumblr is rolling this feature out now… be patient :)
This weekend, we hosted a meeting at Tumblr HQ with top technology companies, politicians and advocacy groups to coordinate our effort to reform or prevent the well-intentioned but deeply flawed Stop Online Piracy Act from becoming law. You guys have already made a huge impact in Washington, but…
At TIME.com, we’re working on a guide to the best Tumblrs out there. But we want to know what you think first.
What Tumblr can’t you live without? (Aside from ours, of course.) Whether it’s news, photography, design or just cat videos, we want to know what you follow — and why.
Reply to this post (and include the URL) with your picks. We’ll mark popular suggestions as “Readers’ Choice” in our final list, which should come out by the end of January.