What is tumblr. and how does it
tumblr. is a micro blogging
Founded by David Karp in
You can share: animated gifs,
photos, text, videos, quotes and
172.2 million blogs as of 7/2/14
Yahoo! recently purchased
tumblr. For 1.1million dollars.
How to use tumblr.
Users follow one another
People’s blogs appear on the
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
On tumblr. you have the option to
password protect your blog.
You can make specific posts private.
Your primary blog cannot be made
You can’t follow people on your
You can ignore (also known as block)
people which may cause you grief and
report users to the tumblr. support
My own screenshot
Self harm and suicidal content
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
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
Pornography on tumblr.
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
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
Top Countries using tumblr.
Percentage of unique visits
Age ranges that use tumblr.
I am surprised by
these numbers as I
would think that more
people Under 18
were to use the
18 to 34
35 to 49
Diigo available at https://www.diigo.com/user/adevey/tumblr