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Ernie Smith
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I just threw together another roundup of the latest in Norway. This is what I'm calling a Tumbl-zine, but I'm up for changing the name in case you guys have any ideas.

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She's dead, jim. Tell your friends if they were following the ShortFormBlog Staff account to please make their way over here, as this account has been suspended. I'll do similar types of posts here.

Other staffers on Google+ include +Seth Millstein +Chris Tognotti and honorary staffer +Matthew Keys .

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Shameless self-promotion: Check out my rebooted personal Tumblr … something of a portfolio/nerdcave hybrid.

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Thoughts would be appreciated and loved. :)
Hey all. We've noticed this evening, while covering the latest aftershock in Japan, a somewhat negative side effect of breaking news on Tumblr, and we wanted to get your thoughts on it.

What the problem is: Tumblr has a reblogging feature that gives it its strength, spreads material, and ultimately it makes the service what it is. However, it has a negative side effect which is very important to note. If, say, a story updates dynamically, as the Japan earthquake did, there's no way to tell people reblogging reblogs, hey, this wasn't as bad as it could've been.
What we might do: One thing that the blog has done on Tumblr since its original move there is have a short template at the bottom of each post which links to the original post and includes a quick follow link. It doesn't show up on the site itself, but it shows up in the Tumblr Dashboard and on reblogs. One suggestion we're considering: We might update our templates so that they link to key tags, as a way to continue reading related topics to a story, so if you haven't been following the situation in Wisconsin, our reblogged post will have a link back to our coverage in Wisconsin, so if you're checking in a few weeks later, you'll find it.
Any other ideas? We think that giving people the best information possible, even as the news updates dynamically, is important, and if you guys have any suggestions to help us on our mission, we're all ears. Let us know what you think.

- Ernie @ SFB

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More on Betty Ford's sizable legacy. She was a very progressive first lady for her day.

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The Journal turns 122 today. Front page of the very first issue on July 8, 1889: http://on.wsj.com/mYCpjs
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Number of articles I've written about hot dogs: One.
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