The National Geographic might have hit on something with its new “Found” service. Almost, anyway. Found is a Tumblr tmblg tumble-blog featuring photos from the 125-year history of the National Geographic magazine.
So far there are just a handful of pictures on the new Tumblr, but go take a look at it from the Tumblr app on your iPad be reminded that somebody already invented a time machine, and called it a camera.
The pictures are put up by NatGeo photo archive curator William Bonner. The idea is an excellent one: nobody is going to trawl through photo archives all day long just to find the gems (although you could argue that all the photos from the National Geographic are gems), but anyone will sign up for a Tumblog or the like to check out a picture a day, or however regularly Bonner posts these images.
Is Tumblr the right place for this? Instagram would surely be perfect, except that it insists that you crop your photos square. Flickr is still in the doldrums, despite the excellent new app, and Google + is well ha haha hahahaha!… Sorry. Where was I? Ah yes. Go subscribe to this blog and put it in your Flipboard right now.
- Source National Geographic Found