Tumblr - Stacking up against other social media
June 24, 2016

Tumblr - Stacking up against other social media

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Tumblr

Tumblr is used by myself and not for the organization. I use it to share interesting photos and also to follow other users who have interesting content. I once had to use it for a project where social media integration was needed. This helped me familiarize myself with the developer API.
  • Tumblr is a great option for visual blogging and other posts with minimal texts.
  • Users tend to post interesting and catchy posts that even goes beyond the boundaries of Tumblr and into other social media.
  • Tumblr is free and can be used even by beginners. The user interface is very easy to learn and interact.
  • Tumblr can improve by providing users with more customization options for their posts.
  • It cannot be used as a complete alternative to other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Google photos and Facebook helps users improve their photos by showing filter suggestions or auto toning. Tumblr currently doesn't have this option and would be a great addition to it.
  • Tumblr is good to host images and to integrate with other applications, with its easy to use developer tools.
  • Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Tumblr is a light-weight alternative to Instagram if the user does not prefer using filters or editing the images too much. Twitter however, has better features compared to Tumblr and a higher user base, but posts on Twitter are short-lived as people tend to move on after a while. Tumblr can provide long-term exposure with posts.
Tumblr is great if you want to just share some images and small amounts of texts. However, since Twitter does the same thing, it wouldn't be fair to say that Tumblr is the better alternative. With a higher user base, Twitter could be a better alternative to any Tumblr users. The only factor by which Tumblr stands out would be the way people react and respond to posts.