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Boom, more great stuff from Tumblr - new mobile apps for iOS and Android. Great upgrades! Busy release week!
iPhone and Android updates are ready to download!
In our continued quest to make your mobile Tumblr experience sick as hell, we’ve updated our iOS and Android apps with a host of fixes, features, and improvements. Notable new things include:
- Notifications get a slick new thingy.
- Find blogs to follow through your contacts or Facebook.
- Your friends can now sign up right inside the app.
- Track tags that you find amazing. (Android already had this.)
- Fast reblog when no words are needed. (Just click and hold the reblog icon.)
- Hold down the Like icon for some new sharing options.
- Fan Mail! Message to your heart’s content.
The Economist special report on the future of news makes for delightful reading. A key insight is that user participation, also known as user generated content (UGC), is not a fad but rather a better reflection of how we shared information before the arrival of mass media. Given our inherent social nature as a species, it shouldn’t be a surprise.
As a small side-note, it was fun to note that tumblr also made it on the cover (top left), along with the usual new media companies.
This week’s cover. The internet is taking the news industry back to the conversational culture of the era before mass media.