Tumblr-related gripe of the day
Twitter embeds have been around for a couple of years. The social network keeps improving them, and every major blogging platform now supports them natively … except for Tumblr. Facebook embeds are here. Instagram and vine each have embeds which are designed to protect creator rights while plugging into the sharing nature of the internet. But they remain cumbersome to use at best on Tumblr because the “Video” embed is clearly not an “anything else” embed.
On WordPress, if I want to embed a tweet, I just put it on its own line, like this.
Tumblr doesn’t do this. And it’s starting to look comicly inept that they’re ignoring this increasingly useful part of how social media works.
We posted something asking tumblr to consider adding these embeds almost two full years ago. Why is this still even an issue? Whose arm do we have to twist to convince them that this is a net positive?
Sorry for the rant. It’s just frustrating that, on this platform, things that would be so easy to add can get ignored for years. — Ernie @ SFB