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How Tumblr Works

Tumblr is a popular platform for short-form microblogging, allowing users to share blog entries, photos, videos and music. How does Tumblr compare to other social media sites?

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  • 10 Blogger Features You'll Find Helpful

    10 Blogger Features You'll Find Helpful

    Now that you figured out the Blogger's basic features, it's time to dig a little deeper to find new and hidden features that will help you make your blog look and read better. See more »

  • 10 Pinterest Tips for Newbies

    10 Pinterest Tips for Newbies

    It's a clever premise and a play on words: You "pin" your "interest" (or rather, interests) to a virtual bulletin board. But how does it work? Stick with us, newbie. See more »

  • 10 Tumblr Tips for Newbies

    10 Tumblr Tips for Newbies

    As blogging tools go, Tumblr is relatively easy for new users. In fact, with the right tips, you'll be blogging with the pros in virtually no time at all. See more »

  • Are we living in a computer simulation?

    Are we living in a computer simulation?

    If you've ever played city-building simulations, you may have felt a kinship with the people on the screen in front of you. How do we know we aren't living at the whim of someone playing a game? See more »

  • Decrypt This: The Password Management Software Quiz

    Decrypt This: The Password Management Software Quiz

    Password management software corrals all of your wayward little passwords together while keeping them out of the clutches of hackers. Curious about how this shepherding software works? Take our quiz to test your skills. See more »

  • Did Google Maps cause an international border dispute?

    Did Google Maps cause an international border dispute?

    Google Maps is widely recognized as a source of accurate map information. But what happens when Google's information conflicts with established borderlines between countries? See more »

  • Do I need to back up files that are already in cloud storage?

    Do I need to back up files that are already in cloud storage?

    Businesses and individuals alike are increasingly turning to the cloud to store their data, but is it really as foolproof as it appears? Do you need backup? See more »

  • Have scientists found a way to read your mind?

    Have scientists found a way to read your mind?

    A study published in February 2007 shows that through brain scans and corresponding computer software, researchers are able to read people's intentions with great accuracy. Find out how they did it and what it means for the future of "private thoughts." See more »

  • How Adobe AIR Works

    How Adobe AIR Works

    is well-known for Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and other design software. So why did the company release AIR, a software development platform? See more »

  • How Augmented Reality Works

    How Augmented Reality Works

    Augmented reality will overlay text and images onto the objects in your environment to give you more information. Everyone from tourists to military troops will benefit from this amazing technology. See more »

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