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David karp

  1. 1. DAVID KARP Liz Roberts
  2. 2. HUMBLE BEGINNINGS • 11: began learning HTML, designed websites for local businesses • Worked for UrbanBaby, an online parenting forum. • UrbanBaby sold to CNET in 2006, started Davidville, a software consulting company with computer engineer Marco Arment
  3. 3. HUMBLE BEGINNINGS • During a gap between contracts, Karp and Arment started work on Tumblr • Launched February 2007 • Within two weeks, gained 75,000 users
  4. 4. WHAT IS TUMBLR? • Microblog-users send short messages (text, video, audio) either publicly or privately • Twitter • October 1, 2013: 139.4 million blogs & counting and more than 62.8 billion posts in total
  5. 5. WHAT IS TUMBLR? • Dashboard -live news feed, like Twitter. • Tags- #stuff #like #this #at the bottom of #posts #the words aren’t squished together like #Twitter • HTML editing-Edit blog to create unique theme.
  6. 6. SO WHAT? • Why is Tumblr important? • Learn about world issues • Syria • Government shutdown • DOMA & PROP 8 • • • • Keep up with news Laugh Cry Meet people with similar interests
  7. 7. THE MANY SIDES OF TUMBLR
  8. 8. PORNOGRAPHY • • • • • • • • • May 20, 2013: Yahoo! to acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Karp remains as CEO of the company. Yahoo wanted to make Tumblr more family friendly “According to an analysis of Tumblr’s 200,000 most-visited domains, 22,775 of them are adult – or 11.4 percent.” Keep adult-rated blogs and posts from showing up in tags Only way to find porn on Tumblr now is to receive a direct link. Can no longer search “adult” tags, only NSFW. All blogs flagged as “adult” cannot be seen when searching for that tag. Even NSFW invisible
  9. 9. NATURE/INDIE BLOGS • Generally only photography • Calming
  10. 10. HUMOR BLOGS • Funny • Creative • Weird • Sometimes gross
  11. 11. SOCIAL JUSTICE BLOGS • Clash most of the time with humor blogs • Can take things too seriously • Spread the word about serious issues
  12. 12. FANDOM BLOGS • Some get intense • Waiting • Fanfictions • Big Four • • • • Supernatural Doctor Who Sherlock Harry Potter
  13. 13. BIBLIOGRAPHY • http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/19/in-wake-of-outcry-over-censorship-tumblr-explains-its-nsfw-policy-kind-of/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=David_Karp&oldid=579929963 • http://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Microblog&oldid=4258254 • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tumblr&oldid=579700865 • http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/20/tumblrs-adult-fare-accounts-for-11-4-of-sites-top-200k-domains-tumblrs-adult-fareaccounts-for-11-4-of-sites-top-200k-domains-adults-sites-are-leading-category-of-referrals/ • http://www.ibtimes.com/yahoo-censors-tumblr-porn-new-policy-makes-10-percent-tumblr-users-invisible-1353471 • http://www.dailydot.com/business/tumblr-david-karp-statement-censorship/ • Eluting.tumblr.com • Distrustingly.tumblr.com • http://alumninews.marygrove.edu/2012/01/31/marygrove-college-2nd-annual-social-justice-networking-event/ • http://cdnstatic.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/doctor_who_50th_poster_portrait.jpg • http://www.ksitetv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/spn6dvdcover.jpg • http://mediacdn.snorgcontent.com/media/catalog/product/w/i/wificonnectssmoke_fullpic.png

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