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In an attempt to curate the service’s huge collection of content, Tumblr is launching a new initiative they’re calling Storyboard, subtitled “tales from behind the dashboard.”
The microblogging service and social networking website will post regular features from different users within the Tumblr community with interesting stories to tell. Whether they highlight content from animators and musicians to writers, comedians and other bloggers, Storyboard will feature a new story everyday and will be a hub for thoughtful conversations within the Tumblr community.
In a video post via Storyboard.Tumblr.com Tumblr Editor-in-Chief Chris Mohney said, “We could never possibly tell everyone’s story, even if we told 100 stories a day, but we can help bring people to light that one sector of the community may never encounter through their natural organic reading of Tumblr.”
Tumblr has recently featured posts from Michael Stipe, former R.E.M. singer, The New York Times, Afghanistan and the design mechanics of the Tumblr Dashboard to kick off the new effort.
If you are interested in submitting your story or idea, post it on your Tumblr andhashtag it with #storyboard.Tumblr is looking for user submissions.
“Our editors will monitor the tag and the community’s interactions there, promoting stories that resonate,” said representatives on the site. “And if your story really works, we’ll ask to expand it for publication on Storyboard itself.”
Tumblr hired formerly senior vice president of content at BlackBook Media Chris Mohney as editor-in-chief, and previous senior writer editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast Jessica Bennett as executive editor last February. Mohney and Bennett will both be overseeing the Storyboard project.
Since its launch in 2007, Tumblr has grown drastically. According to data from comScore the site boasted over 46 million blogs and brought in 13.4 million unique visitors each month as of late February 2012.
If you’re looking to get featured on Tumblr’s Storyboard project, start adding the #storyboard hashtag and hope that Tumblr takes notice.This is your chance get Internet-famous outside of YouTube.
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