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@the-doctor-says-hoot replied to your post “me, anytime I get new followers: ok so how many porn blogs is it this…”

I’m 16 and since I’ve had my blog at least 50 have followed me. I’ve blocked all of them. One time I went to bed and I woke up the next morning and 12 (12!) GRANNY porn blogs had followed me. I will never unsee things I had to see to block them >.<

aaaauuuuugggghhhhhhh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I’m so, so sorry :-/ tumblr has GOT to be better at getting rid of those blogs!!

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 :)