You can do many things with Tumblr, but I use it for something very specific. When I’m researching a topic and want to gather up a set of links over a period of several days or weeks about that topic, I save the link on Tumblr. When I’m ready to put the information together in some other form, I go to my Tumblr page and quickly find it all.
For quite some time, I’ve been researching the topic of HTML5 and accessibility. I thought I’d share the list of resources I’ve amassed on this topic at Tumblr. Here are Virginia’s HTML5 and accessibility resources.
All this studying and collecting on the topic of HTML5 and accessibility is going to be put to use soon in a workshop at AccessU West 2011. Hope to see you there.
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Any particular advantage with this approach compared to using browser bookmarks, Delicious or Evernote?
Yes, I can tag each entry with keywords (like HTML5 and accessibility), I can highlight something on a page and it is entered in Tumblr as a quote, I can add my own comments about why I’m interested. And it’s searchable. I know that some of those things are doable with the tools you mentioned, but I just find Tumblr an easy tool.