To make a simple analogy: If blogs are journals, tumblelogs are scrapbooks.
You can also look at tumblelogs as slightly more structured blogs that make it easier, faster, and more fun to post and share stuff you find or create. Blogs are great, but they can be a lot of work. And they're really built to handle longer-form text posts. Tumblelogs, on the other hand, let you easily and quickly post and share anything you find or create.
Neat-o, right? We think so.
Mic to Mic's focus is on current Beastie Boys happenings and news. Our tumblelog, which we have given the companion name of "Wall to Wall," will include content from all periods of the Beastie Boys career. Content will be text, photos, quotes, links, chat, audio, and video. It will be wall to wall Beastie Boys stuff. Get it?
The dashboard editor looks like this:
It's pretty simple. Click on the icon and then add your content. Why do you need to know how it works? Because YOU can be a content contributor if you wish. We created our tumblelog as a public group, meaning anyone whom we invite to contribute has the ability to post content to the tumblelog. Currently, only the editors of Mic to Mic are members at Wall to Wall and have the power to post. We will model what we're aiming to do with the tumblelog and then begin inviting contributors when the rules of posting are clear. We want Wall to Wall to be a fan community effort.
Wall to Wall is located at Beastieboys.tumblr.com. Click on the Hornblower button to access the tumblelog from this blog. With the launch of Wall to Wall, we will be retiring the Best of O Watch feature until the Beastie Boys decide to turn the Oscope cam on again.
If you would like to contribute to Wall to Wall but not become a member of the Tumblr group (which is free to do, by the way), you can email contributions to us (please put "Wall to Wall" or "W2W" in the subject line) or PM Midzi or Klepto on the BBMB.