Because Tumblr has potential. Today there are more than 170,000 million Tumblr blogs with 200,000 visits each month. Why are they so popular? Tumblr is a platform based on visual context rather than text, which makes the content easier to comprehend for a larger group of people. The content is also designed to be highly sharable and the platform has an easy and intuitive feel to it. The fact that there is a huge amount of entirely free templates to use is definitely also a plus.
Posted by Anne Herngaard Dec 6th, 2013
Last week, Facebook once again made an update to the way stories are ranked in the news feed. Facebook is on a continuous basis adapting the news feed algorithm and trying to solve which content that should be displayed to what users, as the News Feed only allows room for a certain amount of content.
With the latest update, Facebook has put emphasis on the fact that people use the Facebook News Feed to stay updated – not only about their friends but also about what’s happening in the world. Based on surveys showing that people prefer links to articles about current events, Facebook will put a bit more focus on articles and make the algorithm better at distinguishing between relevant news versus a meme photo. Especially on mobile. Read more
A couple of months ago, while working on a project in London, I ran into a devastating and at the same time a truly remarkable and life confirming story: the story of Lotje and her beautiful broken brain, which is now turning into a documentary. It’s going to be an inside view to a remarkable story about the journey and the will of a young women after being struck by a brain tumor. It’s a story about the people and technology enabling her to document her story and share her story with us.
I had a chance to sit down with Sophia Robinson, the director of Lotje´s story called “My Beautiful Broken Brain”, asking her a few question about Lotje, the project and how people can help.
I hope you will spend the next 5 minutes reading the following and I am crossing my fingers you will feel as touched and close to Lotje as I did, without knowing her. And then hopefully, you will share the story and support Lotje’s dream of completing “My Beautiful Broken Brain” Read more