Welcome to our twenty-sixth Tumblr Tuesday, where every Tuesday we celebrate our love of Tumblr by interviewing the mastermind behind a new blog. Tumblr, a New York City based startup, is like the FFFFound for the rest of the world. It’s as shareable and fast-paced as Twitter but populated with more in-depth text and rich images.
In January, we announced that Tumblr serves 120 million people and 15 billion pageviews every month! But Tumblr’s founder and CEO David Karp admits that one area the blogging network hasn’t performed well enough at thus far is content discovery – which is what our weekly column Tumblr Tuesday is all about.
“The most awesome stage”
Last year, Facebook's VP of Design thought the TNW Conference main stage was the best she'd ever been on.
Just six days ago, the Tumblog Technically Crunchy popped up on our radar after the author blogged about Robin Wauters leaving TechCrunch to join The Next Web, and the “thinly veiled gritty re-boot piece” from TechCrunch’s Editor-in-Chief Erick Schonfeld. There’s a lot of back and forth banter (that often bubbles down to bullshit) in the tech industry, and Technically Crunchy is proving to be a witty–if not slightly offensive– observer.
While the author chooses to remain anonymous, the least I can say is that the man (or woman?) has a wry sense of humor, refers to his/her mom as “mum” and eschews the “zed” character in favor of English spellings such as “sanitised” and “realised”. Find out more about the mysterious expositor below…
CBM: Who the hell are you?
Technically Crunchy: A carefully sanitised finger of truth in the eye of tech babble.
CBM: Where in the world might you reside?
TC: Betwixt the Silicon Gyratory and Cupertino.
CBM: And what do you live in? An apartment, house, treehouse, man cave?
TC: A subterranean smart cloud.
CBM: On average, how many hours a day do you spend in the nude?
TC: Subtracting our meatspace nudity from our virtual nudity and then halving it, I’d say 10.
CBM: What particular moment in time inspired you to start this Tumblr?
TC: After voraciously consuming every tech blog for days on end without food or water, we awoke in a desert and realised it was time to shine this genuflecting hot sun on the people who wrote about it.
CBM: How would you describe the current state of the technology journalism?
TC: Like someone trying to insert their own head up their rear fundament, with some success.
CBM: For the record, how do you define “tech news”?
TC: Has to contain the words ‘tech’ , ‘news’ and ‘bungling’ in it.
CBM: Who’s your favorite tech journalist/blogger/reporter/editor on the Internet?
TC: My Mum is on the internet, does she count?
Hope you enjoyed this! Also, check out our Tumblr Tuesday from weeks’ past:
- Clients From Hell features the horrors of the creative biz
- Meet the woman behind Silicon Valley Ryan Gosling
- Meet the man behind “Animals Being Dicks”
- Loot-alikes matches London looters with their celebrity counterparts
- Foodspotting’s Amy Cao picks her top 5 Tumblrs for foodies
- The Fax Blog takes submissions by fax (only if you have the secret #)
- Stocking is the new Planking
- F*ck You Yelper takes down one critic at a time
- Hungover Owls
- Paper Tissue
- Kim Jong-il Looking at Things
- Magical Game Time
- Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street
- Literally Unbelievable
- The Fluffington Post
- Did You Get the Memo?
- Danger is Everywhere
- ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS
- Nerd Holiday
- Real Menswear
- The Burning House
- Plaid Forever
- Olympic Non Events
- What Should I Put on My Tumblr?
- CEOs with Shake Weights
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