Comments on: Fix Tumblr http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1801/fix-tumblr Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:07:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: km0i http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1801/fix-tumblr/comment-page-1#comment-158202 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:39:05 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1801#comment-158202 i used MarsEdit to post blog in blogger.com but the image wont show in facebook when share it from bloggers weblog…

the image will only show in facebook when the post is from the blogger editor…

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By: Matthew Brown http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1801/fix-tumblr/comment-page-1#comment-158130 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 01:55:54 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1801#comment-158130 Also; scaling back registrations is what LiveJournal did, and was probably key in starting that service’s decline.

i’m increasingly of the belief that free services are worth less than I pay for them. Paid services get more money if they get more popular, and economies of scale kick in. Free services, not so much; it may not bring much of an ad money boost, and the ad sales companies don’t give you your money for months.

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By: Justin Williams http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1801/fix-tumblr/comment-page-1#comment-157901 Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:44:16 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1801#comment-157901 Scaling back registrations is exactly what they won’t do sadly because growing their subscriber base numbers is what is important for acquisition. Having 10 million Tumblr accounts is more important than having 6 million happy ones.

Tumblr is Geocities with Ajax and hipsters.

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By: charles http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1801/fix-tumblr/comment-page-1#comment-157885 Sun, 20 Mar 2011 07:17:12 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1801#comment-157885 I don’t follow the Tumblr ups and downs very much, but it seems they are in trouble if they don’t solve the downtime issues soon enough. It’s probably telling though that you call the users “customers”, since they don’t pay… Compare that to the Pinboard recent story ;-)

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By: Sam http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1801/fix-tumblr/comment-page-1#comment-157879 Sun, 20 Mar 2011 05:16:08 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1801#comment-157879 An alternative to closing registration is scaling back on features and turning off parts of the site that are the biggest resource issues.

BTW, your comment form layout is broken on Google Chrome for Mac :)

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By: Scott http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1801/fix-tumblr/comment-page-1#comment-157872 Sun, 20 Mar 2011 03:11:24 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1801#comment-157872 Just a thought on how to work around an unreliable service such as Tublr: Clicking “post” will initially attempt to connect via the appropriate API. If a connection failure is detected, then the post is added to a background queue which will attempt to post at some reasonable pre-defined interval. A dialogue should appear indicating the failed connection, allowing the user to “Keep trying to post in the background” or “Manually try again later.” A non-modal notification of success when it finally goes through should occur.

Using the correct language in the notifications to the user might serve to deflect some of the support away from you and to whichever service is having issues.

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By: Brandon Leedy http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1801/fix-tumblr/comment-page-1#comment-157868 Sun, 20 Mar 2011 02:51:22 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1801#comment-157868 I couldn’t agree with you more. I actually became a user of MarsEdit specifically _because_ Tumblr would go down as I was writing a post. I would click “post” only to find that Tumblr was down and then lose the post I had been writing, with no way to even save as a draft! MarsEdit has solved that problem and much more.

To be honest, if Tumblr doesn’t gain some more stability soon, I’m with Steven in looking for a new CMS. As a design student about to graduate, I’m building my site and portfolio that I’ll be using to get a job. I need a stable CMS to host my blog and work. It just looks bad to send your potential employer to a dead site. Also, I’m not invested monetarily in the service, even though, like Garrett, I’d like to be. In fact, the only investment in blogging that I have made is in MarsEdit, and that can follow me to any CMS. I normally hate being apart of the somewhat fickle flock of web-service users, but the downtimes are really starting to become ridiculous. For me, it’s not a matter of putting up with “scaling downtime” (like in the early days of twitter) this is repeated downtime without any real sign of improvement. At the end of the day, I’m not a blogger who drives even a moderate amount of traffic, so my thoughts might seem like complaining… but I am a user nonetheless and I am finding it hard to stick around.

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By: Jane Quigley http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1801/fix-tumblr/comment-page-1#comment-157867 Sun, 20 Mar 2011 02:48:58 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1801#comment-157867 I know I sound naive – but I’d like to know what the VC’s accountability is. They hand over millions to a very young entrepreneur and then seemingly walk away.

A very sharp contrast to Tumblr/David Karp is Squarespace – Anthony Casalena had great mentors around him that seem to have taught him a lot. Watching him speak in public now is much different than a few years ago, when he was very shy (just like Zuckenberg). Anthony has a strong vision and business model and I feel that all the money he now takes goes to the right places. Squarespace’s customers come first.

This is a HUGE difference between a free service and a paid service – the more you rely upon $$$ from your customers, the more important it is to keep them happy.

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