Tumblr sites can be perfect for discovering new concepts and designs, and even better for losing hours skipping from picture to picture. If you've found one that is perfectly in line with your tastes, you may want to save the images, but right-clicking each individual pic is hard on your wrist. TumblRipper is a free Windows app that lets you download all images from one Tumblr page. Here's how to use it:Download and install TumblRipper. Run TumblRipper, then enter the URL of the Tumblr site you want to rip. Select a unique directory for the images. Click … Read more
Bliss Control is a Web service that aims to ease the burden of updating a variety of settings on multiple social networks. It supports 12 settings on 13 different social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.
Bliss Control doesn't require access to your account or password because all it's providing is a direct link to where the specific settings are. Granted, it's not that difficult to find these settings on your own, but if you're trying to update your profile pic, e-mail address, or bio on several sites at the same time, Bliss Control can … Read more
Some people think of scientists as quiet people in white coats secreted away in labs, rarely seeing the light of day. I know better than that.
As the daughter of a chemistry prof, I'm well aware of the humorous side of science, with its jokes about atoms, geology innuendos, and mathematics puns. Fake Science is where Nobel laureates go for an online laugh. … Read more
A quick search on Tumblr looking for tags related to eating disorders can launch a user into a world of self-harm blogs with posts like "keep calm and stop eating," "mind over matter and I won't get fatter," and "my life changed forever when I choose not to eat."
However, as of next week, most likely none of these posts will show up on the microblogging service.
Tumblr announced today that it was planning to implement a new policy banning pro-self-harm blogs. In addition, it will show public service warnings when people search … Read more
Tumblr is on a roll.
The company's founder and CEO David Karp spoke at the Digital Life Design (DLD) Conference in Munich earlier today, and revealed that Tumblr is visited by over 120 million unique users each month, helping it tally over 15 billion monthly pageviews. What's more, the nearly 42 million microblogs currently in operation are re-blogged via RSS, Twitter, and Facebook an average of nine times, dramatically expanding their footprint across the Web.
The Next Web was the first to report on Karp's comments.
Just four months ago, Tumblr announced that it was generating 13 … Read more
If you love sharing your travel stories and photos, road-tripping app HipGeo recently got a redesign that lets users document and share their experiences with remarkable ease.
The app tags photos, adds captions, and pinpoints its location on a map. You can share by logging on to the HipGeo site and clicking on "create and share trip." Dead simple. … Read more
If you want to spread the word far and wide, Tumblr is a great resource.
If you want to send content from one blog to another, though, Tumblr isn't so great, as they recently turned off RSS importing. You can circumvent that restriction with TumblRSS as long as you're willing to set up a Webapp and restrain yourself from posting more than 100 items per day. Here's how to do it:Log on to your Tumblr account. Go to the tumblRSS page and click "Login." Click "Allow." Click "… Read more
Our two favorite guests join us for a discussion about the tech trends of 2011 ("hacking," privacy, mobile OS wars, Tumblr, and Reddit), and we'll also take a look at Mark's new book, Letters to Steve: Inside the E-Mail Inbox of Apple's Steve Jobs.
It's a collection of e-mails sent from the legend himself that shows his dedication to customer service and Apple fans. Some of them aren't so nice, though, as Mark tells us a few stories about his lesser-known messages.
I know you're probably super upset that this is the last episode of the year, but we'll be publishing exclusive Yuletide and Throwback episodes throughout the break, all the way up until we start our block of CES shows, live from the CNET stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center!
Thanks to everyone who helped us out this year--too many names to list, but we wouldn't be here without all our awesome guests, fans, moderators, producers, callers, and co-workers!… Read more
Tumblr users have come out in full force against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the microblogging service announced yesterday.
Earlier this week, Tumblr set up a page where its users could sign up and receive a phone call from the company with talking points about SOPA. From there, the company connected users with their U.S. representatives to voice concerns about the bill.
All told, Tumblr said yesterday, 87,834 calls were placed to representatives. The average call lasted 53 seconds, while the longest came in at 31 minutes, the company said. A total of 1,293 total hours … Read more
Web sites black out their pages to protest online censorship and SOPA, the Salvation Army is using Square, and Google Music arrives with free online storage, music sharing tools, and a few freebies.
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