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the mechanism in blogging which allows users to repost the content of another user's post with an indication that the source of the post is another user.
It enables a user to share content made by other creators without losing the original attribution. Reblogging is most often associated with Tumblr. The reblog button on Tumblr was previously at the top of each post but was later changed to be at the bottom of each post. This was done to increase ease of use.
In September 2015 the way that comments (threads) on reblogs were displayed; instead of the nested comments, Tumblr changed to display comments in a 'flat' view with each user's icon and username clearly displayed. This improved readability of threads as the previous nested view as it would become illegible with the grey banners. Tumblr users reacted unfavourably to this, RP blogs in particular saying that it interfered with their storytelling.
- Tumblr users are not happy about the site’s new redesign by Rae Vatta (Feb 29 2020
- Tumblr reblogs just got a lot cleaner, and a little less charming by Ariha Setavlad (Sep 3 2020)
- Tumblr changes reblogs so you can actually read them by Karissa Bell (Sep 3 2015)