I’m willing to forgive them copying the name and much of the format of the untouchable Flickr because their content is, quite simply, fabulous.
The basic premise is that users “post text, photos, quotes, links, music and videos”. Like Pets Who Want To Kill Themselves (above), or the below Cookie Monster Muffins (or is it Muffin Monster Cookies?) that I found via It’s Nice That. Their explore page is fascinating, but the real highlight is the map, which shows the locations of where people are posting, in real-time.
Not quite blogging, yet not photo- or video-sharing either, Tumblr is fascinating, fresh and user-friendly. Although I certainly don’t need any more distractions in my life, I love it.