Tumblr’s Mark Coatney: Do Most Websites Treat Commenters As Second Class Citizens? [Video]

Mark Coatney, Media Evangelist for Tumblr, recently made the trip down to our mediabistro office in Manhattan to let us in on a few secrets about Tumblr’s growth and progress over the last year.  Mark is a former Newsweek Senior Editor who got involved in Tumblr early, and realized it had massive potential to help the industry journalism.  He made the leap over to Tumblr to act as their Media Evangelist last year and has been working hard to help the journalism industry wrap their heads around social.

This interview is part of mediabistro’s Media Beat series, where we chat with experts from various areas in the new world of emerging media.  This is part 1 of 3 segments we recorded, and this one focuses on the essence of Tumblr itself. And without any more delay, check out the interview with Mark below.  We had a great time making it and so you can look forward to more of these in the future.

Have any questions for Mark?  Leave them in the comments or get in touch with him at his Tumblr listed below.

Check out Tumblr and Mark’s personal Tumblr as well to get the latest news on the goings on of the site.  You can also watch this video on the mediabistro.com YouTube channel and the Media Beat page.