Ever since reading Susan Orlean’s New Yorker article about her treadmill desk, I’ve been obsessed with getting one. I’m happy to announce it’s here. After a few months of talking about it and another month or two of researching the possibilities, we’ve built something and we’re happy to share the results with anyone who wishes to do the same.
Note: This post was originally featured on 563media.com (and before that, MySpace).
This is a reprint of an article I originally wrote in 2004 on MySpace, in reaction to a semantic error that allowed users to “Post a New Blog.” Unfortunately, this confusion over blog vs. post persists. Today, hundreds of thousands of people incorrectly refer to their individual blog entries as “blogs” instead of “posts,” a semantic error which is like nails on a chalkboard to us early adopters.
I’m asking myself that question these days, partly because Tumblr Storyboard is paying for journalism (and, with The Rumpus, for essays on the last book you loved). But I’m also thinking about Tumblr because something I wrote about it last April for my business blog got cited in an academic article.
You can see that academic article here: Mangiafico, S., “Six Months in Social Media: The Life History of a Natural Resources Blog in New Jersey,” Journal of the NACAA 5 (2) (2012): ISSN 2158-9429.
Here’s the original blog post cited in the article: Should You Be Using Tumblr?
(Hint: the blog post does help you answer that question.)