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Hey! I’m doing an Answer Time tomorrow, June 16th at 2pm (Eastern).

I will be answering ALL of your questions (or as many as I can get through tomorrow). NOTHING is off limits (probably). I’m EXCITED!!

Suggested questions:

  • What’s it like working at Tumblr?
  • Do you still write code?
  • Is graphic design your passion?
  • Why is it called “Tumblr”?
  • What kind of anime are you into?
  • Fix messaging

hmu :D

“To me, one of the most exciting things about the web is there is everybody else. There is everybody who wasn’t —  forgive this horrible analogy —  but everybody who wasn’t the star athlete, everybody who wasn’t like a social butterfly — who had a hobby that maybe none of their friends appreciated. Nobody else at their high school appreciated. There were plenty of geeks, plenty of people who really were open people but didn’t have anyone to open up to. One of the funnest things about [the web] is you realize that there is a much bigger world out there — and lots of little pockets and places to connect with people that are more like you.”

— Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp (david) in 2010.

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We talked to Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp (david​) about awesome new technology, how he built the platform and dropping out of school.

P.S. we asked an extra question for you at the end, Tumblr :) 

Tumblr’s David Karp Defends Net Neutrality: 
“…Imagine a world where the next kids getting started with their vision, with their big idea, are stuck having to think about negotiating or establishing relationships with these big gatekeepers — before they are able to think about doing anything ambitious on the Internet. That’s a really, really scary notion and one that we need to work very hard, and will be working very hard, to make sure it does not happen.”

— Tumblr CEO David Karp (david), advocating net neutrality at Wired BizCon on May 13, 2014 in New York City.

More about Tumblr and net neutrality.

Tumblr Dashboard Relocation Guide:
Among other changes, Tumblr dropped the right sidebar from the Desktop Dashboard, moving many things to the top-right icons. Get your bearings with this relocation guide.

  • Log out — Click the person icon. On the top right of the drop-down menu, you’ll find the log out link. It’s next to Account.
  • Settings — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Account, click Settings.
  • Help — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Account, click Help.
  • Create a new blog — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, click + New. It’s next to Blogs.
  • Secondary blogs — If you have secondary blogs, click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Blogs, click your secondary blog.
  • Posts — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Blogs, click Posts.
  • Followers — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Blogs, click Followers.
  • Activity — Click the lightning bolt icon on the top right. Tumblr reveals recent activity. Click “See everything” to show the Activity Page. Or click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Blogs, click Activity.
  • Drafts — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Blogs, click Drafts. (If you don’t have drafts, this item will not appear.)
  • Queue — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Blogs, click Queue. (If you don’t have queued posts, this item will not appear.)
  • Customize (theme) — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Blogs, click Edit appearance. The Settings page appears. Click the Edit theme button.
  • Likes — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Account, click Likes.
  • Following — Click the person icon. In the drop-down menu, under Account, click Following.
  • Find Blogs — Tumblr removed this from the Dashboard. Go to https://www.tumblr.com/spotlight.