Tumblr Friends Tutorial: How to Find and Search for Friends
Your account with Tumblr
allows you to create a custom blog that covers all types of information, such
as text, pictures and music. In addition to the page creation tools that
provide this free service, you also have a function to find people you know in
this community. Use the search in Tumblr using your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL
or MSN so you control your contacts by finding the people you want.
Log into your Tumblr
account and get access to "Add and delete" on your right. Click on
"People you know." Then enter your email address and password. Click
on the "Search contacts" to start your search. Click on the name that
appears to go directly to the page of your friend. Alternatively, click on the
"Follow" to add the member to your contact list.
Twitter is perhaps the most
"contagious" social media. With twitter you write mini-articles of up
to 140 characters, usually with what you are you doing at that moment. If your
friends also use it at the end of the day you can have a look to see what they
did. It’s also useful as an addition to a website or a blog.
Tumblr is a blog that is
in some ways easier to use. It’s
convenient to post videos, photos and mp3. It has the feature of
"reblogging", to republish an article that you think is interesting. Just
like twitter it has the capability of following, the control panel to follow
the Tumblr friends.
Facebook is perhaps the
most popular social network. Create your own profile by registering with a
username and password, you can find friends and communicate, install
One of these instruments
of "social media" is that a certain mass/bulk of users should benefit
from it. Some social media sites ask you to build a reputation in order to get
the most out of the site. Such social media tools are useful for keeping
relations with a large number of people, but it is better to concentrate on
their use at specific times of day. This is in order to avoid the constant
interruptions that may reduce the personal productivity.
With Facebook you do not
have the same control over the content you have on a blog or site due to the
way they are structured. The content on Facebook is also much more difficult to
reuse. In addition, you are at the mercy of the rules of the host with your
One of the most
interesting trends of recent years is that the web is increasingly becoming a
"social space" where reputations have the advantage of drawing the
social media/Google ratings of many different people, and where it is
increasingly easy to share ideas and experiences. Probably never before, as it is now, has it been
possible to manage relationships with a variety of geographically distant
Here are some possible
directions for the best use of these things, assuming you want to create a web
presence designed to last, and facilitate the relationship with many contacts.
- Social networking sites
where you have little control (like Facebook), but that has many users, you may
find useful to know new people and start new contacts (for fun or for
- Your blog is your
virtual real estate which lends greater attention. The blog is yours and you
have complete control, especially in relation to contacts.