March 27, 2013 |
Tumblr this week gained its 100 millionth blog, a milestone for the social network, which has become very popular with teens and young adults. The New York-based social network keeps a counter on its "About" page that shows how many blogs exist on the site. That counter crossed the 100 million mark this week, and is now sitting at 100.1 million. Additionally, the counter shows that nearly 45 billion posts have been published on the social network. Tumblr lets users create a blog or multiple blogs, which they can customize by using themes or writing code.
October 16, 2013 |
This post has been correced. Please see note at bottom for details. Humans of New York, a Tumblr blog featuring portraits of New Yorkers from all walks of life, is now a book. The HONY Tumblr blog is followed by more than a million users. Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the project, has been taking photos of New Yorkers since the summer of 2010. The book "Humans of New York ," featuring more than 400 color photographs and original interviews with strangers on the street about their lives, is just one of 10 books based on Tumblr blogs being released this fall.
July 17, 2012 |
Looks as if Joseph Gordon-Levitt has some cover-boy problems. The "Dark Knight Rises" actor was selected for the August cover of men's magazine GQ, and a part of the subsequent profile written about the star has made him uncomfortable -- specifically, a mention of his late brother, Dan. Dan Gordon-Levitt died in October 2010, found unresponsive at his Hollywood home. The Amy Wallace-penned cover story on Joe mentions the loss, saying : "The elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010.
October 9, 2006 |
IN the beginning, there was the word, then there was the newspaper, then television, then e-mail and today, lo, the blog. When I first heard the term, I thought it defined a loathsome place of brackish water and quicksand where little children and lost drunks were swallowed up in the gooey mess, never to be heard of again. One suspected that trolls could be seen around blogs, sneaking in and out of the surrounding underbrush, delighting in the agony they were witnessing.
March 21, 2006 |
After her flap with George Clooney over comments of his that she posted on her website as a blog, commentator Arianna Huffington has apologized and established a new policy for dealing with such material. The Oscar-winning actor had objected last week when Huffington's site, the Huffington Post, put up what it suggested was an original blog from Clooney but in fact was a compilation of remarks he'd made in newspaper and TV interviews.
November 19, 2012 |
With lots of time on my hands and very little to do with it, I've been reflecting on the recent detour my life has taken. How did I end up as a murder suspect on the lam? So begins a blog post apparently written by John McAfee, founder of the antivirus company that bears his name -- and a self-described fugitive from the police in Belize. Since going into hiding earlier this month, McAfee apparently has altered his appearance, relocated multiple times and repeatedly contacted a journalist at the technology magazine Wired.