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Steve Jobs arrives in heaven, by editorial cartoonist Dave Fitzsimmons.

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Steve Jobs arrives in heaven, by editorial cartoonist Dave Fitzsimmons.

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Tumblr iPhone 2.0: Now available on the App Store

We’re excited about this one! The app has been recoded, rewired, and rethought from the ground up to offer you the very best Tumblr experience:

  • Brand new interface: Browsing your dashboard, creating a post, managing multiple blogs — the most important features are within reach so you can interact with Tumblr effortlessly while you’re on-the-go.
  • Creating a post: Now easier than ever! Sharing photos, videos, links, chats, text, quotes and audio is front and center. Advanced options like saving drafts and queuing posts are one swipe away.
  • Messages: View and reply to messages for each of your blogs.
  • Address book: Find people to follow from your phone’s address book.
  • New users: Signing up is now native inside the app. 

There are tons more features and details that are awesomely crafted.

Check it out on the App Store!

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Tumblr Android 2.0: Now available on the Android Market
Android users, say hello to the new Tumblr app, rebuilt from the ground up! We hope you’ll enjoy the updated features, including:  
New interface: A total redesign centered around Android’s hardware and software.
Manage multiple blogs: It’s now a simple swipe to access your different blogs and manage your drafts, queue and followers on-the-go.
Create a post:  We’ve highlighted posting to Tumblr so you can share text, images, links, chats, quotes and videos whenever you want.  
Messages: View and reply to messages for each of your blogs.
Address book: Find people to follow from your phone’s address book.
New users: Sign up right from the app.
Bonus: For quick sharing, you can post anything from your home screen via the Tumblr widget.
Go ahead and grab it on the Android Market!

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Tumblr Android 2.0: Now available on the Android Market

Android users, say hello to the new Tumblr app, rebuilt from the ground up! We hope you’ll enjoy the updated features, including:  

  • New interface: A total redesign centered around Android’s hardware and software.
  • Manage multiple blogs: It’s now a simple swipe to access your different blogs and manage your drafts, queue and followers on-the-go.
  • Create a post:  We’ve highlighted posting to Tumblr so you can share text, images, links, chats, quotes and videos whenever you want.  
  • Messages: View and reply to messages for each of your blogs.
  • Address book: Find people to follow from your phone’s address book.
  • New users: Sign up right from the app.
  • Bonus: For quick sharing, you can post anything from your home screen via the Tumblr widget.

Go ahead and grab it on the Android Market!

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The Tumblr Backup app is ready for beta testing!
Download (Mac OS X, requires 10.5 or higher)
Unlike other publishing sites’ approach to backups, our goal was to create a useful copy of your blog’s content that can be viewed on any computer, burned to a CD, or hosted as an archive of static HTML files.
Wherever possible, we use simple file formats. Our backup structure is optimized for Mac OS X’s Spotlight for searching and Quick Look for browsing, and we’ll try to use the same structure and achieve the same benefits on other platforms.
Release notes:
Sorry, there’s no Windows version yet.
The output is minimally styled in a plain theme to ensure complete backups, zero external requirements, and a consistent data structure. Custom theme code is included in the backup as a separate file.
To view the backup in a browser, open the index.html file.
Photosets are not yet fully downloaded.
The following are not backed up:        
Private tumblelogs
Submissions
Notes
Feed-imported posts
Audio files from reblogged posts

You can launch the app every few days and re-run the backup in the same place, and it effectively performs an incremental media backup: image and audio files are only re-downloaded if they don’t already exist in the target folder. Text content and post data are re-downloaded in full every time.
If you have private posts, be careful if you make the backup publicly available. Private posts are included in a private folder, and their images or audio files are included in the standard images and audio folders.
Are you a programmer? Each post’s XML data, as specified by our API, is embedded inside an easily-parsed-out HTML comment in each post’s HTML file, in case you want to do anything cool with it.

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The Tumblr Backup app is ready for beta testing!

  • Download (Mac OS X, requires 10.5 or higher)

Unlike other publishing sites’ approach to backups, our goal was to create a useful copy of your blog’s content that can be viewed on any computer, burned to a CD, or hosted as an archive of static HTML files.

Wherever possible, we use simple file formats. Our backup structure is optimized for Mac OS X’s Spotlight for searching and Quick Look for browsing, and we’ll try to use the same structure and achieve the same benefits on other platforms.

Release notes:

  • Sorry, there’s no Windows version yet.
  • The output is minimally styled in a plain theme to ensure complete backups, zero external requirements, and a consistent data structure. Custom theme code is included in the backup as a separate file.
  • To view the backup in a browser, open the index.html file.
  • Photosets are not yet fully downloaded.
  • The following are not backed up:
    • Private tumblelogs
    • Submissions
    • Notes
    • Feed-imported posts
    • Audio files from reblogged posts
  • You can launch the app every few days and re-run the backup in the same place, and it effectively performs an incremental media backup: image and audio files are only re-downloaded if they don’t already exist in the target folder. Text content and post data are re-downloaded in full every time.
  • If you have private posts, be careful if you make the backup publicly available. Private posts are included in a private folder, and their images or audio files are included in the standard images and audio folders.
  • Are you a programmer? Each post’s XML data, as specified by our API, is embedded inside an easily-parsed-out HTML comment in each post’s HTML file, in case you want to do anything cool with it.

(via marco)

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Tumblr Staff: Downtime →

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Yesterday afternoon, during planned maintenance that was not intended to interrupt service, an issue arose that took down a critical database cluster. This brought down our entire network while our engineers worked feverishly to restore these databases and bring your blogs back online.

While you…

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Tumblr Tuesday Special Halloween Edition!
Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31. It commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns and… AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Aaarz amarah ragazzah grh! Harmanbargarh! TUMBLAA! Unggg gaäahgad glaraagh? BRAINZZZ! BRAAAAAAINZZZ!!
FY Halloween Costumes Have a great costume that just needs to be seen? Make your submission now!
Looking Good, Feeling Good Ricky’s is a beauty shop based in NYC with lots of inspiration for all your undead and supernatural needs.
Halloweenies Anything and everything with a Halloween vibe! And more!
Zombies Ate My Blog A place where the weird, the creepy, and the bizarre meet. Also: Zombies!!
Animals Dressed as Other Animals Basically, animals dressed as other animals.
Art by the supremely talented Mike Mitchell.

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Tumblr Tuesday Special Halloween Edition!

Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31. It commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns and… AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Aaarz amarah ragazzah grh! Harmanbargarh! TUMBLAA! Unggg gaäahgad glaraagh? BRAINZZZ! BRAAAAAAINZZZ!!

FY Halloween Costumes
Have a great costume that just needs to be seen? Make your submission now!

Looking Good, Feeling Good
Ricky’s is a beauty shop based in NYC with lots of inspiration for all your undead and supernatural needs.

Halloweenies
Anything and everything with a Halloween vibe! And more!

Zombies Ate My Blog
A place where the weird, the creepy, and the bizarre meet. Also: Zombies!!

Animals Dressed as Other Animals
Basically, animals dressed as other animals.

Art by the supremely talented Mike Mitchell.

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Name Today’s DocumentLocation Washington, D.C.
The US National Archives are responsible for preserving government and historical records, and their blog makes it even easier for the public to access those documents. Today’s Document highlights noteworthy items from the National Archives, both well-known and obscure. Here you’ll find records about extravehicular activity on the moon, the reel-to-reel tape recorder used by President Nixon, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and more.
Also check out…
Newport Folk Fest 2011 Folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, held annually since 1959.
Girl Walk // All Day A music dance video of epic proportions, set to the tune of Girl Talk’s All Day.
Criminal Wisdom An informative and entertaining collection of crime history and culture.

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Name Today’s Document
Location Washington, D.C.

The US National Archives are responsible for preserving government and historical records, and their blog makes it even easier for the public to access those documents. Today’s Document highlights noteworthy items from the National Archives, both well-known and obscure. Here you’ll find records about extravehicular activity on the moon, the reel-to-reel tape recorder used by President Nixon, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and more.

Also check out…

Newport Folk Fest 2011
Folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, held annually since 1959.

Girl Walk // All Day
A music dance video of epic proportions, set to the tune of Girl Talk’s All Day.

Criminal Wisdom
An informative and entertaining collection of crime history and culture.

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Name Papillion Institute of Art ARTE:ZINELocation Los AngelesFirst Post December 2009
ARTE:ZINE is a contemporary art zine run by the Papillion Institute of Art in Los Angeles. Established in the spring of 2010, PIA is a multi-disciplinary art space and gallery exhibiting emerging and established artists. Committed to education through the arts, PIA provides art workshops and classes year round taught by volunteer professionals and working artists. PIA TV is their online art network dedicated to creating and producing original web series based on art and the culture around it. The institute is also home to interactive projects like live streamed art openings, live streamed artist talks, and a short film screening series.
Also check out…
SI Photo Blog Your link to sports history, one photo at a time.
Zach Klein Working on the internet now so he can live in the woods later.
Hyper Geography “What in the history of thought may be seen as a confusion or an overlapping is often the precise moment of the dramatic impulse.” – Raymond Williams
Photo: Installation by Megan Geckler, currently on view at the Papillion Institute of Art.

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Name Papillion Institute of Art ARTE:ZINE
Location Los Angeles
First Post December 2009

ARTE:ZINE is a contemporary art zine run by the Papillion Institute of Art in Los Angeles. Established in the spring of 2010, PIA is a multi-disciplinary art space and gallery exhibiting emerging and established artists. Committed to education through the arts, PIA provides art workshops and classes year round taught by volunteer professionals and working artists. PIA TV is their online art network dedicated to creating and producing original web series based on art and the culture around it. The institute is also home to interactive projects like live streamed art openings, live streamed artist talks, and a short film screening series.

Also check out…

SI Photo Blog
Your link to sports history, one photo at a time.

Zach Klein
Working on the internet now so he can live in the woods later.

Hyper Geography
“What in the history of thought may be seen as a confusion or an overlapping is often the precise moment of the dramatic impulse.” – Raymond Williams

Photo: Installation by Megan Geckler, currently on view at the Papillion Institute of Art.

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Introducing the new and very improved way to customize your blog
With themes organized by category, realtime previews, and an advanced code editor, it’s never been faster or easier to make your blog yours.
Internet Explorer users will still see the old Customize interface while we wrap up IE testing.

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Introducing the new and very improved way to customize your blog

With themes organized by category, realtime previews, and an advanced code editor, it’s never been faster or easier to make your blog yours.

Internet Explorer users will still see the old Customize interface while we wrap up IE testing.

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Introducing: Submissions

There’s an interesting genre of blog that is more about the community than the author.

At some point you’ve probably seen Eat Sleep DrawThis is why you’re fat, or Cute Overload.

The author starts posting about a topic they care about, the readers start contributing, and before you know it, the author has become a curator.

Tumblr has always been uniquely suited for this type of blog.  In fact, 6 of them have gone from Tumblr blog to book deal in the last year.

So today we’re very excited to release Submissions, a feature to streamline community-driven blogs.  You can enable it from your blog’s Customize screen to let your readers submit posts via web.