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Last week we wanted to know whether or not you supported hacktivism efforts Do You Support Hacktivism? [MakeUseOf Poll] Do You Support Hacktivism? [MakeUseOf Poll] In the past year we've seen many different groups claim responsibility for a number of different hactivism efforts with a wide variety of motives and victims. Most of us in the general public are aware... Read More . Most MakeUseOf readers who responded to the poll are generally in support of hacktivism efforts, but think that sometimes it’s a little misdirected or over-the-top.

Out of 244 votes collected, the division was this: 32% mostly support hacktivism; 17% never support hacktivism efforts; 15% rarely support hacktivism; 14% always support hacktivism; 14% aren’t sure what hacktivism is; and 8% say the answer depends on who’s asking.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

So, despite some hacktivism being considered a little misdirected or over-the-top, most MakeUseOf readers support hacktivism in some way.

This week’s poll question is: WordPress.com Vs Tumblr: Which Is Best?

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We ran a poll last year between the various free blogging options online Which Is The Best Free Hosted Blog Service? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which Is The Best Free Hosted Blog Service? [MakeUseOf Poll] Read More and WordPress.com was the winner against Blogger, Posterous, Tumblr and all the rest. But recent reports say that Tumblr has exploded in popularity and is now more than 10 times bigger than it was last year. So, we thought we’d do a showdown between Tumblr and our old favorite WordPress.com. Despite what you think about other blogging platforms, we now want you to choose just between these two. What’s it going to be?

What do you consider the best things about WordPress.com and Tumblr? What features from other blogging platforms would you love to see either of these services implement?

  1. Cell Travis
    September 20, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I like the flexibility of WordPress with the assortment of themes and plugins that make web development a breeze while also making it search engine friendly. If we "have " to compare WP with tumblr, it's WP all the way.

  2. Erika Sakuragi
    September 19, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I honestly think that there shouldn't be any contest between the two. While Tumblr works for easy, light blogging and sharing of random things, it would't work as a serious blogging platform. My biggest gripe with it is that it doesn't come with built in comments. You have to use a third party provider like Disqus. I use both WP and Tumblr, but for two different purposes. The former for my main blog and long discussions, the latter for random posts and things that I found online.

    Agree. This survey would work better if it were say, WordPress vs. Blogger.

  3. Jonas
    September 19, 2011 at 5:18 am

    WordPress hosted myslef is best. I like to have full control over my website

    • Aibek
      September 25, 2011 at 11:46 am

      that's the best option for someone who needs full control but not necessarily for an average Joe

  4. Elvin
    September 19, 2011 at 4:38 am

    i use tumblr because it is simple to use and so easy to discover new things... but if u need something more professional WordPress is the way to go.
    this pool should be more like WP vs Blogger.

  5. Aaron Couch
    September 18, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Can these even be compared? They seem to be on different levels. Personally I'm not real experienced with WordPress, although I blog on several platforms. I'm wanting to get more experience with WordPress, but I seem to always get "turned off" by the complexity. But Tumblr can be pretty frustrating at times as well.

    • Tina
      September 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      Valid points there Aaron. On the one hand, people do amazing things with Tumblr, but it can be quite limiting. On the other hand, WordPress blogs can be very dull, although the platform is so flexible and it can be overwhelmingly complex. I would say they can definitely be compared because they both serve similar purposes.

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