Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, is spending $1.1 billion to buy Tumblr, a social networking blog system that allows users to share text, photos, quotes, music, links and video. Tumblr brings a lot to Yahoo’s news table, as it hosts 108.7 million blogs that garner more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 new users every day. Users can easily and quickly blog just about anything without needing to know anything about programming. And, as retweets are to Twitter, reblogs are to Tumblr, making it easy to share items found around the Web with your readers.
But if you’re one of those 120,000 users, how do you know where to find good fodder for reblogging? How do you know whom to follow? To help you answer those questions, I’ve curated my favorite 15 sources, which range from the comedic and the educational to the entertaining and the artistic.
Imagine X-Men Rogue and Gambit planning a sexy evening together via a series of text messages, or Robin making an Adobe Flash joke with superhero Flash on his smartphone. If the idea of Electro explaining the Urban Dictionary definition of Shocker’s name to his friend via SMS makes you gut laugh, then this is the Tumblr for you. Texts from Super Heroes, run by comedians Diana McCallum and Andrew Ivimey, imagines text message exchanges from all sorts of heroes, from Batman to Captain Kirk.
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