Tumblr apps now let you edit your blog from your mobile

Today simple blogging platform Tumblr has announced that its users can now customise the way their Tumblr blog looks directly from within its iOS app with a brand new baked-in editor. Tumblr is one of the most open blogging platforms when it comes to basic customisation that doesn't require you to host your blog yourself…

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Becca CaddyTumblr apps now let you edit your blog from your mobile

Why Facebook should make it easier for you to break up

You know what it is like. You change your status from in a relationship to 'it's complicated' but deep down you know it is all over. But there on your page is all the evidence of the three years you spent together before things went awry. Well even academics think that social networking sites should…

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Ashley NorrisWhy Facebook should make it easier for you to break up

The image on Obama's Tumblr that encapsulates the differences between the US and the UK

While looking for an image for a Tumblr story I stumbled across this recent image from Obama's blog. For me it totally encapsulates the differences between the UK and the US in the way we see the world, but especially how we see politicians. The image has Obama and Michelle looking lovingly towards some US…

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Ashley NorrisThe image on Obama's Tumblr that encapsulates the differences between the US and the UK

JustMigrate makes your Posterous to Tumblr move quick, easy and free

We've all had a little cry about the fact Twitter is closing down Posterous at the end of April (well, the three of us that still used it), but now you're over the shock phase it's time to think about what to do with all of your Posterous content before it withers and dies. There…

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Becca CaddyJustMigrate makes your Posterous to Tumblr move quick, easy and free

Posthaven – an exciting new blogging platform on its way

Still hurting from the news that Twitter is going to pull the plug on blogging service Posterous? Worried that your current blog format might do a Posterous/Vox etc and head off to that great blogging platform in the sky? Well the team behind Posterous may have an answer. In an intriguing move Posterous co-founder Garry…

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Ashley NorrisPosthaven – an exciting new blogging platform on its way

Sad face – Blogging service Posterous to close down

There was a time when Posterous was the hot new thing in blogging. In 2008 thousands of hardened bloggers, and some intrigued newbies, set up an account using the service because, well, it was so easy to use. You could create a blog post simply by email, or use the Posterous bookmarklet to grab images…

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Ashley NorrisSad face – Blogging service Posterous to close down

Howwwl: An open-blogging platform a bit like Pinterest and a lot like Tumblr

Yeah we know, we know, it's really annoying to always be describing one shiny new platform in relation to a couple of old ones, but from what we can tell so far, new open-blogging site Howwwl mixes together some of the best features of both Pinterest and Tumblr into an interesting anti-blogging package. Howwwl describes…

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Becca CaddyHowwwl: An open-blogging platform a bit like Pinterest and a lot like Tumblr

UPDATED: Food blogger girl banned from taking photos of her school dinners

It's not often that sleazy British tabloids and tech publications all over the globe are interested in the same stories, but today the worlds of social media and crazy UK regulations have collided as a nine year old girl who blogs about food has been banned from blogging about food. UPDATE: So it seems all…

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Becca CaddyUPDATED: Food blogger girl banned from taking photos of her school dinners

The best free and simple Tumblr themes: London Calling, Ultralite and Simplify

Pinterest has made us all go a little crazy for the grid-like, photo collage look when it comes to blogging. But, if you want the focus to be on your images rather than the way they look together, or you'd just like your words to stand out more, then try out one of these clean…

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Becca CaddyThe best free and simple Tumblr themes: London Calling, Ultralite and Simplify

Jux introduces new commenting system, watch out Tumblr

This week Jux, the dark horse of the blogging world, has rolled out a new commenting system to its users. Big, bold blogging platform Jux may still be in its infancy, but since we first wrote about its potential last year we've seen more people using it and more awesome updates being made to the…

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Becca CaddyJux introduces new commenting system, watch out Tumblr

Jux: Blogging platform adds lovely panoramic StreetView posts

Jux is further differentiating itself from other big blogging players by adding in StreetView posts with lovely panoramic images of our favourite locations. Here at Shiny Shiny we've long been fans of quirky blogging platform Jux, and it seems the team are trying to make their offering stand out even more from the competition by…

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Becca CaddyJux: Blogging platform adds lovely panoramic StreetView posts

Twitter acquires Posterous, but your Space is safe FOR NOW

Popular blogging and sharing platform Posterous has been unexpectedly acquired by the annoying yet highly addictive Twitter, which has caused a lot of dedicated users to freak out about what happens to their Posterous blogs/Spaces/whatevs now. Tonight founder and CEO Sachin Agarwal revealed the news on the company's official blog and explained that he "couldn't…

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Becca CaddyTwitter acquires Posterous, but your Space is safe FOR NOW