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Tumblr web update lets us write posts as we'd see them

Jon Fingas , @jonfingas

Tumblr has no shortage of fans, but its desktop posting interface hasn't exactly embraced the immediacy of the social networking world. A composer redesign pushing out today puts the service squarely in 2013. Its new web interface drops the blog-style editor in favor of laying out content much in the same way that visitors would see it themselves. While the switch-up drops some of the more advanced layout options, it should give a better hint as to what will happen after hitting the "create post" button -- not to mention make more sense in a world of full of fast-updating Instagrams and Paths. Not everyone will see the Tumblr update as of this writing, although it won't be long before everyone is all too literally on the same page.