Karp on Colbert

I thought David Karp did a great job on the Colbert Report last night. He posted messages before the show saying how nervous he was, but in the interview he did not come across as nervous at all. In fact, I was surprised at how in a few instances he turned Colbert’s questions back on him. Karp was combative but playful, which is perfect for a Colbert interview. 

I like how Karp avoided using the word “cool” because “cool” is such a fleeting concept. He instead opted for words like “authentic” and “useful” and made it very clear that with Tumblr he created a tool that he wanted to use, and is now committed to continuing to develop it as a tool that we will want to use. 

davidkarpsmom:

Oh…my little David…he’s such a big boy now! He’s a millionaire! Did you know that? My little David. What a cutie. I just wish he’d wear something other than those hoodies once in a while. Just once when you come home for dinner, David. Wear something nice. And when am I going to get some grandchildren? I just want some little grandbabies. Is that too much to ask?

davidkarpsmom:

Oh…my little David…he’s such a big boy now! He’s a millionaire! Did you know that? My little David. What a cutie. I just wish he’d wear something other than those hoodies once in a while. Just once when you come home for dinner, David. Wear something nice. And when am I going to get some grandchildren? I just want some little grandbabies. Is that too much to ask?

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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.

Pro Tip on Tracked Tags

amandalynferri:

If you want to see all of your tracked tags just hit the tab key and they will pop up on your the right side of your dashboard. 

(via futureben)

slacktory:

The Life and Times of Tumblr Jesus by Clinton James

aka “The Greatest Story Ever Reblogged”

This is hilarious. There are more at Slacktory.com, and they’re even funnier. 

awkward-elevator:

The Anatomy of the Heart

(Source: awkward-elevator)

thisistheverge:

CEO David Karp on how Tumblr ads will work, and why he hasn’t coded in six months
“We’ve tried so hard to not view anybody in the ecosystem as a competitor, and that’s served us very well this far,” he said. “We’ve tried to embrace these platforms as syndication platforms — pumping out content to those platforms has generally worked,” Karp said. Need proof? “Facebook and Twitter make up more inbound traffic to Tumblr than Google,” he proudly stated.

thisistheverge:

CEO David Karp on how Tumblr ads will work, and why he hasn’t coded in six months

“We’ve tried so hard to not view anybody in the ecosystem as a competitor, and that’s served us very well this far,” he said. “We’ve tried to embrace these platforms as syndication platforms — pumping out content to those platforms has generally worked,” Karp said. Need proof? “Facebook and Twitter make up more inbound traffic to Tumblr than Google,” he proudly stated.
mydamnchannel:

topherchris:

bmichael:

Aaaaand, this took a little longer to make than I’d like to admit.

Anybody have a torrent of the premiere episode?

We’d watch it.

mydamnchannel:

topherchris:

bmichael:

Aaaaand, this took a little longer to make than I’d like to admit.

Anybody have a torrent of the premiere episode?

We’d watch it.

finalellipsis:

That’s a great job.

finalellipsis:

David Karp & Goliath
by nate smith comedy and final ellipsis

finalellipsis:

David Karp & Goliath

by nate smith comedy and final ellipsis