The internet has been my gateway to a lot of confusing, upsetting, and offensive stuff. But lately the thing that’s caused me the most revulsion has been a photoset of someone pouring tequila into a mason jar full of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. “How much do you have to hate yourself to do this,” one of the post’s replies…
In November 2013, Yahoo hired high-profile TV news anchor Katie Couric to be its “global anchor,” a nebulous position that company CEO Marissa Mayer said would involve “being the face of Yahoo News and shooting features for our homepage.” Couric was compensated handsomely for the deal, receiving $6 million per year,…
The State Department released its latest Hillary Clinton email dump today, and I did it. I found two mysteries curled up in one email. It’s a brief missive of substantial obscurity, from the last release on October 30..............yet..................... it has been wholly ignored by the mainstream media. No longer!
Terrence J. McNeil, a 25-year-old in Akron Ohio, was arrested earlier today after months of observation by federal authorities. But the final straw, according to a Justice Department release, was a GIF he reposted on his Tumblr account that “solicited the murder of members of our military.”
So this is a thing that actually happened. Yesterday at New York Fashion Week, Tumblr debuted its very own line of dresses, shirts, sweaters and accessories — inspired by ten of the social network’s artists.
The clash of superheroes movie doesn’t come out until May 2016. That hasn’t stopped the Internet.
Favorite Tumblr of the moment: Encyclopedia of Hypothetical Police Procedurals, “the definitive guide to non-existent police procedurals.” Written by Luke Burns and James Folta, it won a humor prize from Chronicle Books; peruse its pages for descriptions of TV shows just a shade too cheeky to be real.
Last weekend, CatCon took the internet by storm. 10,000 people descended on the convention in L.A., which featured appearances by celebrity cats, cat-centric panels, and all the cat swag you could shake a stick with a dangling feather at.
Long before Giphy existed, Tumblr was a home for our animated treasures. Now, the blogging platform is making it easier for us to comb through its vast collection of GIFs and add them to our posts than ever before, with the rollout of its very own GIF search engine.
We know that Silicon Valley has a women problem, and it’s not just at Pied Piper. Even worse, perhaps, is what happens when these mostly-male tech companies are invited to talk about their success with other mostly-male tech companies at public events. It’s not at all unusual to see seven penises onstage without a…
Few of us have the mental bandwidth to care about the latest hot new social thing. When Foursquare split its app, I never downloaded Swarm in protest. I never signed up for Ello. Do I sound too get-off-my-lawn when I say screw Snapchat?
If you're on the lookout for a good old fashioned internet time-suck, head over to the Tumblr scienceisstrange, where one hero has scanned a great many pages of over 300 issues of SCIENCE magazine from 1950-1980.
I used to shake my cane at the sky and declare "I just don't get kids today and their GIFsets." Then I went to work for Tumblr.
We all spend so much damn time looking at them; what if we started... being a bit like them, too? In this photo shoot, Viktorija Pashuta imagined a world where we started dressing like our social networks. The results are... slightly disturbing.
Tumblr just launched a weirdly bare-bones app for Apple's new OS X Yosemite. If you have a Mac and you download it, you'll be able to post to Tumblr from elsewhere on the web using a "Share" button.
Single-serving tumblrs tend to fizzle out and die before their first day is even up, but First Drafts of History might actually have some staying power. Because when it comes to hunting down the more delightfully bizarre of Wikipedia's first entries, there's enough material to last a lifetime.
You can use Tumblr to blog about your love of BBC detective shows or YouTube celebrities, but you don't have to. It's a platform that offers more versatility and nuance than you might think. Here are three alternative approaches you can take with your Tumblr site.
Adobe just patched up a gaping security flaw that could affect anyone who logs on to eBay, Tumblr, Instagram, or other popular sites. If you're a person who visits any of those domains (or really, any website out there that might use Flash), you really should update your stuff right now.
The way Tumblr is built means you can use a certain set of URL tricks on any of these Tumblr-hosted blogs, whether created by media powerhouses or teenage nerds. They work on custom domains hosted at Tumblr too. Here's how to master Tumblr with the power of your URL bar.