Thursday, December 1, 2011
Blogger passes the torch to Tumblr
Google’s Blogger used to be the popular place for people to publish web logs. Now the hot platform is Tumblr.
Nowhere was that more obvious than on Blogger’s own Blogs of Note site this week. Just about every weekday, the curators of Blogs of Note spotlight a blog that uses its platform.
On Tuesday, they selected a blog called Eyes on Fremont. If you visit the site, one of the first things you see is a big graphic promoting the business’ site on Tumblr. It reads “I (heart symbol) Tumblr. Click here to check out Eyes on Fremont on Tumblr!”
That’s the equivalent of a sign in a retail shop window that says, “We’ve moved. Come visit our new store.”
Eyes on Fremont actually is a store. It’s located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle and sells “unique, affordable eyewear.”