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Could Tumblr Save Web Publishing?

November 21, 2012
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Last month, as storm surges from Hurricane Sandy inundated lower Manhattan, Datagram, a New York-based media ISP, watched as its basement full of severs took on over five feet of water, causing major outages for prominent online publishers like Gawker Media, BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post.

Digital publishing is, by nature, a nimble industry and—storm be damned—both Gawker and BuzzFeed found a more than adequate emergency workaround in the popular microblogging social media platform Tumblr. There are some who believe that Tumblr could and should be a more permanent solution for the publishing industry—for its reliability, terrific tools...

 

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