I’m creating a new comedy show about Tumblr called Dashprov. Here’s a quick promo video.

With help from Christy Farley ( goofballery ), Andre Morton ( doubleentandre), Sam Holmquist ( finalellipsis), Jessi Sanfillipo ( shuggilippo ), and Patrick Polsin ( thankgoodnessimnotyou ) we’ll be making fun of Tumblr and performing improv based on our discussions. 

You can watch it every Tuesday night at midnight (9pm EST) on E-MPROV.com. And we’d really like it if you joined the Google Event to let us know you’ll be watching! CLICK HERE!

Anonymous said: Do people really have to follow you? I thought your blog was part of the tumblr welcome package when you sign up...

I like the thought of being part of the Tumblr Welcome Package.

I think because I am listed on the Tumblr Spotlight for Funny blogs I am also in the rotation of blogs that Tumblr automatically recommends when you create a new Tumblr account. I don’t think every new Tumblr user is made to follow me automatically, but a lot of them are. 

However you found me, thanks for sticking around.

Tags: ask Tumblr

Hello new feature. Yer purrrty.

Tags: Tumblr

How do I use Tumblr?

I get this question a lot and I don’t really understand it. It’s like asking, “How do I breathe?” I don’t really know how to not use Tumblr. But here’s a quick tutorial.

  1. Search Tags & Blogs for content that is interesting to you.
  2. Go to the Spotlight page to view popular blogs in different categories.
  3. Follow blogs.
  4. Reblog butts.
  5. Or create your own posts!

Extra credit for creating your own posts.

Morning Tumbling

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awkward-elevator:

Tumblr’s marketing is getting weird

THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ON TUMBLR

EVEN YOU SICKOS!

SEARCH FOR AND TRACK THE THINGS YOU LOVE BUT DON’T WANT OTHERS TO KNOW YOU LOVE. HERE’S HOW!

  1. ENTER YOUR DEEPEST DARKEST SECRETS IN THE “SEARCH TAGS & BLOGS” BOX AT THE TOP OF YOUR DASHBOARD.
  2. HIT ENTER OR CHOOSE FROM OUR MENU OF SUGGESTED NASTINESS.
  3. CLICK THE “TRACK” BUTTON!
  4. CLICK THE SEARCH BOX TO VIEW ALL YOUR PERVERTED TRACKED TAGS! YOU FREAK!

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Tags: Tumblr

Tumblr!

Tags: Yahoo! Tumblr

The Tumblr/Yahoo! Metaphor

So David Karp built this really awesome sports car. He built it from scratch and it looks amazing and when he drives it around town all the teenagers go crazy. But he spent all his money building the car, and barely has enough money to keep gas in it or to do maintenance and upgrades to the car. So occasionally he gives rides to advertisers who just want to be seen riding around in the Tumblr mobile.

Yahoo is going through a mid-life crisis. Yahoo decides to buy a sports car so they can look cool with the younger generation. They decide to buy Karp’s sports car, but they realize if they try to drive it they’ll just crash it.

So they come to an agreement. They own the car, but they don’t get to drive the car. David Karp will continue driving it, and can drive it wherever he wants, as long as Yahoo can sit in the passenger seat and tell the teenagers that Yahoo owns the car. 

The good news for Karp is he’ll never need gas money again. The good news for Yahoo is it basically just called “shotgun!” to the tune of $1.1 Billion.

And as long Yahoo never reaches over and tries to grab the steering wheel, the good news for us is Tumblr will continue to take us where we want to go.

awkward-elevator:

The Social Justice Network

Brought to you by Awkward Elevator and Contributing Artist HoboLunchbox

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You know what I love about Tumblr? I just watched an awesome moment on one of my favorite TV shows. Then I thought, I’d love to see a good GIF set of that moment. I searched the tag for the show, and sure enough there it was. 

Now I know the feeling New Yorkers get when they say they can get Chinese take out at any time of night. 

Tags: Tumblr

Every 108 minutes the Tumblr Engineers have to enter the numbers or Tumblr goes down.

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Tags: Tumblr LOST

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It’s a trap!

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alexstone:

staff:

This is HUGE!
Panoramas just got a big new view on Tumblr. Try it on your blog, the Dashboard, and the latest iPhone/iPad app too!
This works automatically for super-wide (3:1) high-res (1000px wide) photo uploads. And theme developers can now style panoramas in Tumblr themes with the {block:Panorama} tag.
Panorama by Blaine Davis

Panorama support on Tumblr!

Rad.

alexstone:

staff:

This is HUGE!

Panoramas just got a big new view on Tumblr. Try it on your blog, the Dashboard, and the latest iPhone/iPad app too!

This works automatically for super-wide (3:1) high-res (1000px wide) photo uploads. And theme developers can now style panoramas in Tumblr themes with the {block:Panorama} tag.

Panorama by Blaine Davis

Panorama support on Tumblr!

Rad.

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Tags: Tumblr

dailydot:

The top 10 most influential people on Tumblr in 2012
5) Benjamin “Frogman” Grelle Corgi kingpin
With just a quick glance at the Benjamin Grelle’s Tumblr, you’d think all the 30-year-old from St. Louis, Miss., did was snap photos his pet corgi, poke fun at absurd memes, and create hilarious original GIFs. And you’d be right, to a degree.
Despite suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, Grelle has used his popular Tumblr blog to earn a modest living from his parents’ basement. The problem is that his career has been under attack from content thieves who have stolen his work more than 200 times. The biggest culprits have been users of Reddit and Imgur, which hosts a majority of images that appear on the social news site.
Taking a stand for Tumblr, Grelle sent a message to Imgur on Aug. 10 asking for $10,000 in compensation. He came up with that rough number using the amount of money he receives on his personal site per 100,000 pageviews, multiplied by the number of posts on Reddit and minus $10,000 because Imgur’s “bandwidth is expensive.” Grelle received a response from Imgur, but nothing has changed at the hosting giant.
“I think if my audience grows as consistently as it has been, I will eventually make enough to support myself,” Grelle told the Daily Dot in August. “It’s just frustrating to know that I could already be there if sites like Reddit and Imgur would make small changes to their attribution policies.”
Regardless, Grelle’s efforts have brought the issue into the spotlight for discussion and hopeful resolution.

dailydot:

The top 10 most influential people on Tumblr in 2012

5) Benjamin “Frogman” Grelle Corgi kingpin

With just a quick glance at the Benjamin Grelle’s Tumblr, you’d think all the 30-year-old from St. Louis, Miss., did was snap photos his pet corgi, poke fun at absurd memes, and create hilarious original GIFs. And you’d be right, to a degree.

Despite suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, Grelle has used his popular Tumblr blog to earn a modest living from his parents’ basement. The problem is that his career has been under attack from content thieves who have stolen his work more than 200 times. The biggest culprits have been users of Reddit and Imgur, which hosts a majority of images that appear on the social news site.

Taking a stand for Tumblr, Grelle sent a message to Imgur on Aug. 10 asking for $10,000 in compensation. He came up with that rough number using the amount of money he receives on his personal site per 100,000 pageviews, multiplied by the number of posts on Reddit and minus $10,000 because Imgur’s “bandwidth is expensive.” Grelle received a response from Imgur, but nothing has changed at the hosting giant.

“I think if my audience grows as consistently as it has been, I will eventually make enough to support myself,” Grelle told the Daily Dot in August. “It’s just frustrating to know that I could already be there if sites like Reddit and Imgur would make small changes to their attribution policies.”

Regardless, Grelle’s efforts have brought the issue into the spotlight for discussion and hopeful resolution.

"The Tumblr, for all its webbiness, embraced a kind of back-to-the-future sensibility: a suggestion of what campaign messaging looked like in previous ages, when it played out on the community level."

— The Atlantic, on the Obama campaign Tumblr — perhaps the best piece yet on political memedom, the uniqueness of Tumblr as a platform, and why it makes sense in the political sphere. (Only thing missing: a quote from Liba Rubenstein!)  (via jessbennett)