The search for the word “Tumblr” has passed searches for the word “blog” on Google. Tumblr beat the word blog in December 2012 for the first time. This chart simply shows how popular Tumblr has become since the company launched in 2007. Tumblr is worth around $800 million on paper and Tumblr founder David Karp is going to buy a $1.6 million loft soon. Outbound social media director Laura Olin sent out the following tweet:
David Karp is the 26-year-old founder of the blogging platform Tumblr. On paper, Tumblr is worth around $800 million. At around 25% equity, Karp is worth over $200 million. However Karp is known for living with very few possessions. Karp has decided to spend $1.6 million to buy a 1,700 sq. ft. loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Tumblr, one of the most popular blogging platforms on the Internet, was hacked today. Several Tumblr accounts were hacked and filled with offensive spam blog posts. Even visiting a compromised Tumblr page while logged in could affect their own account. Tumblr said that they fixed the exploit and they issued this statement:
George Takei played Sulu on the TV series Star Trek. Mr. Takei is openly gay and is active in gay rights in state and local politics. Now Mr. Takei has joined Tumblr. George Takei has 2.9 million followers and now he is on Tumblr. Mr. Takei teamed up with Tumblr and Humans of New York to promote an Indiegogo campaign to help people that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Below is his first Tumblr post:
Late last month Twitter had started blocking Instagram from importing contacts. Now Tumblr is feeling the wrath of Twitter. You can no longer import Twitter contacts into Tumblr. You can still import contacts from Gmail and Facebook though. Twitter is really starting to prove that they are nothing more than a “walled garden.” Twitter recently took the idea of stock-related tweets from StockTwits, which really outraged StockTwits CEO Howard Lindzon and third party app developers. Below is a statement from Tumblr as quoted by TheNextWeb:
Comedian Rob Delaney was referred to as Mitt Romney’s “Twitter nemesis” by BusinessWeek. Now Delaney’s tweets about Romney have been turned into a web comic and is published on a Tumblr blog called MittandRob. This comic was put together by Josh (@pants), who is also known for his other web comic Formal Sweatpants. Below are a couple samplers from the blog: