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Tumblr Search Gets Smarter, NSFW Content Easier to Manage Tumblr Search Gets Smarter, NSFW Content Easier to Manage
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Tumblr has just announced a big improvement to their search function, one that they say will help users better explore the 65 billion posts now currently housed on the site (65 billion posts, yeah). Now, when you search a term, …

Tumblr Gets More Ad-Friendly With DataSift Deal Tumblr Gets More Ad-Friendly With DataSift Deal
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Yahoo-owned Tumblr has a new deal in place with social analytics provider DataSift. The deal (the terms of which are unknown) sees DataSift get access to the Tumblr firehose, to offer users Tumblr data alongside that from Google, Twitter, Facebook, …

Government To Declassify How Many People Were Targeted By The NSA In 2012 Government To Declassify How Many People Were Targeted By The NSA In 2012
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Earlier this month, President Obama outlined four ways that he would like to reform the NSA and FISA court. A big part of those reforms was increased transparency, and it looks we’ll finally be getting a little more transparency. On …

Selfies at Historic Places Receive a Special Tumblr Selfies at Historic Places Receive a Special Tumblr

I think we’re all guilty of taking a selfie here or there. But would you be the person to take a selfie at a funeral? Or maybe even a male restroom with other guys standing at urinals? These are extreme …

Yahoo Is Bigger Than Google, And That Should Mean Something To Your Business Yahoo Is Bigger Than Google, And That Should Mean Something To Your Business
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I bet you didn’t see this coming after years of Google domination. Yahoo is back as the top web property (in the U.S.). This comes from comScore Media Metrix, which releases monthly lists of the top 50 U.S. web properties. …

Man Gets 5-Year Social Media Ban After 6-Month Stint in Jail over Tumblr Post Man Gets 5-Year Social Media Ban After 6-Month Stint in Jail over Tumblr Post
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A Georgia man has been sentenced to time served, probation, and given an all-out 5-year social media ban after pleading guilty to making terroristic threats via his Tumblr blog. 20-year-old Caleb Jamaal Clemmons has spent the past 6 months in …

Tumblr Has More Ads In Store For Us Tumblr Has More Ads In Store For Us

The Tumblr community is unique unto its own, with distinct communities ranging from casual users, political and social activists, die-hard fandom blogs, and collegiate hipsters, as well as hybrids of all of the above. (And, of course, a lot of …

Tumblr Makes a Big Porn Policy Reversal Tumblr Makes a Big Porn Policy Reversal
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Here’s the thing about porn: no matter how you try to push it down, hide it, and otherwise prevent internet users from accessing it – porn will find a way. Ask Tumblr CEO David Karp, who over the weekend issued …

Tumblr Launches New Activity Feed, Notes View Tumblr Launches New Activity Feed, Notes View
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On the heels of a major security breach, Tumblr has launched an update that brings back the old activity feed and gives users a new view for all their notes. “First, the new Activity page lets you graph the latest …

Tumblr Isn’t Removing Porn, Just Making It a Hell of a Lot Harder to Find Tumblr Isn’t Removing Porn, Just Making It a Hell of a Lot Harder to Find
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Imagine someone baked you a cookie and promised you that you could have it whenever you wanted. “You promise not to take it away?” you ask them. “Yes,” they say. “I promise. Even though your dad doesn’t really want you …

Tumblr Now Lets You Make GIFs from Your Webcam Tumblr Now Lets You Make GIFs from Your Webcam
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Tumblr has just announced a new feature that should greatly expand the amount of self-focused content that appears on the Tumblr blogs you follow – or at least make the GIF-happy site even more GIF-happy. Starting today, you can make …

Tumblr CEO David Karp Talks Porn, Profitability with Stephen Colbert Tumblr CEO David Karp Talks Porn, Profitability with Stephen Colbert
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Tumblr CEO David Karp stopped by the Colbert Report last night, where he talked Tumblr’s future profitability, porn on the site, and why he dropped out of high school at the age of 15. Early on in the interview, Colbert …

Tumblr Tells iOS Users to Change Passwords, Download Security Fix Tumblr Tells iOS Users to Change Passwords, Download Security Fix

Tumblr has just released a “very important” security update for their iOS app that they say will address a significant flaw that allowed for passwords to be compromised in “certain circumstances.” In order to make sure your account is secure, …

Tumblr Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell To Celebrate Yahoo Acquisition Tumblr Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell To Celebrate Yahoo Acquisition

Sure, Yahoo acquiring Tumblr seems like pretty old news at this point, but the two joined companies are still celebrating. They commemorated the event this morning in New York with Tumblr CEO David Karp ringing the NASDAQ Stock Market opening …

The Yahoo/Tumblr Deal Is Now Officially Official The Yahoo/Tumblr Deal Is Now Officially Official

Yahoo has just announced that they have completed the acquisition of popular blogging platform Tumblr – a deal that was set into motion back in May. Yahoo reportedly payed $1.1 billion for Tumblr, in cash. For a comparison, that’s just …

Girl Gets Unsolicited Wiener Pic, Sends It on to the Guy’s Mom
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This post is slightly NSFW. “Attention assholes: don’t sexually harass a girl when she can easily find you on Facebook and send your mom proof of your perpetuation of rape culture. Moral of the day? Don’t mess with me,” says …

Tumblr’s Creative Director and First Designer Is Leaving the Company Tumblr’s Creative Director and First Designer Is Leaving the Company
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Jacob Bijani, Tumblr’s creative director and their first designer, is leaving the company after 5 years. He announced his departure in a blog post where he says that he’s sure the future of Tumblr will be “incredible.” Here’s his short …

Tumblr Launches More Ads (Desktop Dashboard) Tumblr Launches More Ads (Desktop Dashboard)
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Tumblr announced today that it will start to bring sponsored posts to users’ dashboards on the web. “Just like in our mobile apps, these posts will simply blend in with the posts from the blogs you follow,” the company says …

Here’s What Tumblr Would Look Like If It Were a Person

Here’s what Yahoo just bought…as a real life person. Yes, Tumblr as a real person is just as annoying as you would expect. To be fair, this representation of Tumblr is really a representation of the more-annoying parts of Tumblr. …

Bill Murray Imitating Crying Baby Wins The Internet
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Let’s face it. Bill Murray is more awesome than you, me, your friends, my friends, our families. He more awesome than Garfield and Ghostbusters 3. Just ask Dan Aykroyd about that. Anyway, Murray’s commitment to being awesome (and succeeding at …

Can Yahoo Keep Its Promise Of Not ‘Screwing Up’ Tumblr? Can Yahoo Keep Its Promise Of Not ‘Screwing Up’ Tumblr?
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On Monday, Yahoo announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the massively popular social blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Like most major Internet acquisitions, the move has proven controversial. Is this acquisition going to be good or …