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This article was published on January 24, 2013

Tumblr launches quicker, Twitter-like post creation for a smaller and more streamlined experience

Tumblr launches quicker, Twitter-like post creation for a smaller and more streamlined experience Image by: DON EMMERT
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Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

Following its move to embrace iPads and Android tablets last month, social blogging platform Tumblr has redesigned the way users create new posts.

Previously, users were taken to a new page to create a post (based on text, photos, quotes, etc), but now users never need to leave their Dashboard at all to create. Instead, a pleasant animation quickly dims your Dashboard and a new post submission form pops up.

According to Tumblr, this change is a “step toward making the Dashboard a smaller and more streamlined experience.”

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Compare that newfound ease to Twitter’s experience:

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Despite the fact that creating new posts on Tumblr was never actually a difficult process, it’s noteworthy that the new experience is essentially on par with Twitter in terms of speed. The change should be rolling out to all users now.

Related: Tumblr’s Manhattan office is currently haunted by a large, inflatable rat

Image credit: DON EMMERT / Getty Images

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