Tumblr is a great tool for news curation. ShortFormBlog, which curates about 30 news stories a day using visual storytelling, is one example being done particularly well.
The blog, which can be found at shortformblog.tumblr.com, is produced by a graphic designer at The Washington Post, Ernie Smith, using a combination of WorldPress and Tumblr.
The Tumblr community is especially important to the blog’s success, he tells ReadWriteWeb. “One thing that’s really helped us grow,” remarked Smith, “is that there’s a strong community around news on Tumblr. There are a number of great Tumblrs — Pantsless Progressive, SoupSoup, BrooklynMutt, inothernews, kateoplis, The Political Notebook and NewsFlick, to name a few — that really take the concept of news curation to heart.”