“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.
Today there are millions of people making stuff and putting it into the world: that’s become part of our identity and it shouldn’t be limited to people who fancy themselves, writers, or who are particularly witty or talented.