Venture capitalist Andrew Parker has invested in Tumblr. But he must be using the only install of the blog platform that bans images, video embeds, and sentence fragments. In justifying Union Square Ventures' investment in Tumblr, Parker says:
... in the past 18 months I have been blogging, I've been surprised by how cumbersome writing a post can be. Expressing yourself on the Internet should be simpler. The tightly defined conventions and formality involved in maintaining and posting to a blog often get in the way of raw expression.
Yes, Tumblr is cute. Yes, it makes multimedia posts easy. Yes, it encourages brevity. But do we really have to pretend that it's any different than a blog? It's a cute, easy, little blog, but nonetheless, it's still a blog.