Emily Brill's "Trust Fund Sluts" Porn Connection

Ryan Tate · 02/21/08 09:52PM

Socialite media upstart Emily Brill has a big secret project in the works, and she's not sure how she feels about it, writing that the "hush hush" endeavor was "a very tough decision... it took every bit of strength I had." Could it have something to do with the debutant porn producer she's been hanging around with?

A blog is a blog is a blog except when it's not

Tim Faulkner · 10/24/07 06:22PM

In explaining Union Square Ventures investment in Tumblr, Andrew Parker goes out of his way to distinguish the service from traditional blogs. But in explaining how Tumblr does not compete with Twitter, in which his firm has also invested, he makes it clear that, well, Tumblr is a blog — while avoiding the b-word at all costs. Tumblr is a just blog, and doesn't compete with Twitter. While services like Tumblr, Twitter, Jaiku, and Pownce are lumped together as microblogging tools because of their brevity, users recognize the dramatic differences in the software behind them and the experiences they create. They are more than blogs. Brevity may be the soul of wit — but it's not the ghost in the machine.

A blog by any other name is still a blog

Tim Faulkner · 10/24/07 05:04PM

Venture capitalist Andrew Parker has invested in Tumblr. But he must be using the only install of the blog platform that bans images, video embeds, and sentence fragments. In justifying Union Square Ventures' investment in Tumblr, Parker says: