I’m not sure if I’ve written this before, but I think tumblr is 1) a fascinating idea and also 2) nicely illustrative of the New York tech scene at the moment. One, because I think there’s a big opportunity for super targeted blogging platforms. If you think about it, tumblr is essentially a CMS made only for reblogging. Makes me think about all the other single use CMS’s that could be built. Two because it’s less about tech and more about behavior/design. The tech behind tumblr isn’t that complicated, it’s a CMS (and not a particularly robust one at that). However, it’s perfectly suited for it’s task (reblogging) and beautifully designed. There’s no fancy algorithm behind it or anything else.