A tumblelog

July 22, 2008

I have been a blogger for at least five years and I had no idea that new categories for blogs, such as the Projectionist, existed. The Projectionist is a tumblelog and, according to the savvy Wikipedia, it is “a variation of a blog that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging”.

The Projectionist integrates writing and streaming media in a webpage. The website has links to major streaming media sites, like YouTube and Vimeo, and it also combines audio files (I opened them using QuickTime). The text is very short, usually consisting of citations, and the blog offers an interesting experience to its readers/watchers/listeners. While users listen to music, they can also read the quotations and navigate to its content and other links.

I personally liked that, but I think the page lacks writing. Sometimes, because of the quantity of media and links, it is difficult to understand what the author meant to communicate with the set posted.