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Tumblr Launches Submissions Allowing Readers to Submit Content
Earlier this month NY-based microblog service Tumblr launched photoset functionality. Today they have announced a new “submission” option. Tumblr founder David Karp notes, “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.”
Content can be submitted by email or Web and the form for submissions is customized by each Tumblr blog owner.
This type of content submission has become popular. Many blogs are taking “contributed posts” more and more. Another example, comment service Disqus allows bloggers to take comments left on their site and turn them into full posts. We will see more of this type of submitted content in the future.