Google, Facebook and even Microsoft reps were all there conveying the latest news about their companies at the NY Tech Meetup this week, held in the spacious IAC Corp. in Chelsea this week, but the real highlights were the startups Vimeo, Pixelperfect, and Tumblr. Tumblr, in particular, is generating a lot of buzz these days, especially since Union Square Ventures invested. Here's how this leading VC firm describes Tumblr in their blog:
"Tumblr is the easiest way to express yourself online. The form of expression on Tumblr is called a tumblelog, which (as defined by Wikipedia) is "a variation of a blog that favors short-form, mixed-media posts." Tumblelogging exists to express a more ethereal identity."
I have been testdriving (or tumblelogging) on my Tumblr account, and have to admit it's more fun than Twitter and so easy to use. Kudos to Davidville, the developer (aka David Karp).