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Tumblr Project


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Tumblr Project

  1. 1. 1 tumblr.
  2. 2. What is tumblr. and how does it work? tumblr. is a micro blogging platform. Founded by David Karp in February 2007. You can share: animated gifs, photos, text, videos, quotes and chats. 172.2 million blogs as of 7/2/14 Yahoo! recently purchased tumblr. For 1.1million dollars. 2
  3. 3. How to use tumblr. 3 Users follow one another People’s blogs appear on the dashboard On the dashboard you can like and reblog posts In the options you have the option to allow people to ask questions You can tag any post so that people can find it You have the option to let other users submit content to your blog Image by Mindy McAdams
  4. 4. Privacy 4 On tumblr. you have the option to password protect your blog. You can make specific posts private. Your primary blog cannot be made private. You can’t follow people on your secondary blog. You can ignore (also known as block) people which may cause you grief and report users to the tumblr. support team. My own screenshot
  5. 5. Self harm and suicidal content 5 This is popular on tumblr. and amongst tumblr. users. tumblr. is fine with people providing each other with support but not the glorification. Recently tumblr. has decided to ban blogs promoting self-harm, including anorexia, bulimia, selfmutilation and suicide. Photo by Danielle Helm
  6. 6. West Baptist church The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an American unaffiliated Baptist church Known for its extreme ideologies, especially those against gay people. The church is widely described as a hate group. The West Baptist Church has a tumblr. Typical post from WBC) My own screenshot
  7. 7. Pornography on tumblr. 7 tumblr. is also known for its adult content. Porn videos are not allowed to be uploaded to tumblr. however tumblr. does allow users to embed videos from external websites. Blogs containing adult content should be marked NSFW (not safe for work) in settings. tumblr. does not tolerate child pornography. Around 2012 an adult entertainment company sued tumblr. for $5million for 'Widespread And Uncontrolled‘ use of there images. Photo by Liron Tocker Photo by NARISA
  8. 8. tumblr. and the law tumblr. comply with the law and have made it very easy for people involved with the law to get in touch with them. They have an official page entitled Law Enforcement Guidelines. 8
  9. 9. Top Countries using tumblr. 9 Percentage of unique visits Country Percentage(%) United States 42.31 Brazil 9.46 United Kingdom 5.97 Canada 4.16 Germany 3.37 Japan 2.79 Australia 2.60 Philippines 2.57 France 1.89 Mexico 1.45
  10. 10. Age ranges that use tumblr. Under 18 I am surprised by these numbers as I would think that more people Under 18 were to use the website. 18 to 34 15% 35 to 49 18% 31% 36% Over 50 10
  11. 11. Sources Diigo available at 11