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Tumblr rolls out new dashboard

Tumblr has just rolled out a new dashboard to the public and users a reacting with mixes of appreciation and over dramatic outrage.

The changes to the dashboard are very minor, in fact users who don’t go on Tumblr.com often might not even notice them at first. The biggest change is how users view blogs and the sidebar. The default view is much more minimal, only after clicking the users blog do they see stats like how many posts there are.

Tumblr’s head designed is Peter Vidani tweets that he was “Positively thrilled to launch the new Tumblr dashboard.” But of course not all users agree.

A search for posts tagged with “tumblr dashboard” reveals that users are, of  course, expressing their objections via their Tumblr accounts. So developers have even developed a Firefox and Chrome app that will return the sidebar back to its old self.

The fact that there are objections is no surprise. Facebook is famous for having new features that users dislike (no pun intended), Digg died because it launches a new version and even Twitter got objections from the launch of new Twitter and still allows users to use the old Twitter, though it says they will eventually force users to use the new one. Longtime users just don’t like change, even if its good change.

I find the update impressive, besides the fact that they removed the link to your blog in the sidebar, its pretty well laid out. Is it to much about nothing or is it the end of the world? What do you think?

New Tumblr:

Old Tumblr:


3 responses to “Tumblr rolls out new dashboard

  1. lusine June 9, 2011 at 1:24 am

    haaaaaate it

  2. Meri Greis June 9, 2011 at 11:26 am

    The only down for me is I have to clicked twice to be redirected to my.tumblr.com 😐

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