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  1. screen time
    Making Sense of Mastodon and Other Twitter AlternativesThe Elon Musk-led era is off to an alarming start. But if not Twitter, where? Is there a better place to tweet?
  2. what were the 2010s?
    The Decade in Internet Culture, in 34 Funny, Stupid, Genius, Emblematic PostsBillions and billions of posts were published this decade. These are the ones that mattered.
  3. hunger
    The Hot New Meme: An 18th-Century Frenchman Who Literally Couldn’t Stop EatingA French anomaly resurfaces thanks to a Squidward shitpost.
  4. pride
    Years-Long Queer Tumblr Saga Gets Wholesome Ending at PrideFive years ago, Nick and Gaby came out on Tumblr in a viral post. This year, they finally met IRL.
  5. brands
    How an Aquafresh Parody Tumblr Got Swept Up in a Hate-Speech PurgeFans on Tumblr mourned the loss of the Aquafresh guy, who was collateral damage in an effort to root out hate speech.
  6. media
    Verizon Made a $9 Billion Bet on Digital Media. Here’s Why It Failed.By rolling up Yahoo and AOL—including HuffPost, Tumblr and more—the telecom giant was hoping to compete with Google and Facebook. It couldn’t.
  7. death
    Tumblr’s Most Evergreen Meme Has Always Been Its Own DeathThe site’s been dying for years. It’ll keep dying forever.
  8. tumblr
    Tumblr Bans Adult Content, One of Its Main Selling PointsIt only applies to human genitals though.
  9. fandom
    Why ‘Fortnite,’ the Hottest Game in the World, Is a Dud on TumblrThe hit game placed 30th on the social network’s year-end rankings.
  10. technology
    Tumblr Kicked Off App Store Over Child PornMeanwhile, NSFW artists on the platform say they are getting caught in the crossfire.
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    Taylor Swift Is Glad Her Tumblr Stans Liked Her PostShe also likes kicking Republicans, figuratively.
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    Just a Few Questions About This Microwave DungeonFirst of all, why? And second of all, what?
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    Dozens of Wikipedia Articles Are Being Vandalized Because of Todd HowardTodd Coward, show yourself.
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    Tumblr Is, Almost by Accident, Our Best Glimpse of How Russian Trolls WorkThe site’s mechanisms inadvertently archived tons of Russian activity.
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    How Did I End Up Rubbing Elbows With Russian Trolls on Tumblr?Users like bellygangstaboo and feelmydragonballs infiltrated the network.
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    Indonesia Blocks Tumblr in Attempt to Crack Down on PornTumblr is blocked but Google isn’t, so it’s very unclear how much this will help.
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    Michael B. Jordan Will Replace Retainer of Teen Who Broke Hers Seeing His PecsIt all started with a now-viral Tumblr post from the teen’s orthodontist.
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    Tumblr Founder David Karp Is Stepping DownAn iconic founder calls it quits.
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    The Internet’s Most Famous Frozen Fan Denies Running a Fetish BlogConstable-Frozen says that his fan blog has nothing to do with vore.
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    Russia’s Influence Operation Was So Pathetic It Tried to Use Pokémon GoAmong the strategies employed by Russia’s influence operation was a … Tumblr contest involving Pokémon Go.
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    Tumblr’s Unclear Future Shows That There’s No Money in Internet CultureWhat does it mean when sites like Tumblr are on the chopping block?
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    Yahoo — I Mean, Sorry, Tumblr — Just Made a Video-Chat AppCabana lets you watch videos with your friends in real time.
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    Why Is Everyone Posting Mislabeled Film Stills?A long-running meme format helps film nerds establish their credentials.
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    One Tumblr User Sent Her Pinky Toe to Another Tumblr User Because That’s TumblrTumblr continues to be the weirdest social network.
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    Use This Generator and Make Your Own Custom LaCroix CanMmmm! Harambe-flavored LaCroix.
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    The Next Frontier in Internet Culture Is Wholesome Memes About Love and SupportInternet memes are now well into post-irony.
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    The Trolley Problem Is the Internet’s Most Philosophical MemeThe classic thought experiment gets a second life as an elaborate running joke.
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    Who Said It: Donald Trump or Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock?“Kim Jong Il? I’ve never heard of her.”
  29. Tumblr Users Bug Out Over Write-down and Potential Yahoo SaleYahoo’s enormous write-down of the social network has users panicking.
  30. Call Out Your Problematic Faves in Real Time With Tumblr Live VideoYet another live-video service gets rolling.
  31. Marissa Mayer’s Slow-Motion Tumblr Car CrashThe company bit off more than it could chew with the Tumblr acquisition.
  32. Tumblr Got Hacked 3 Years Ago and Only Just Found OutEveryone’s passwords have already been reset.
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    Inside Tumblr’s Founding Fathers FandomRight now, on Tumblr, the founding fathers are flirting.
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    Teens Are Making Thousands on Tumblr Using This One Weird TrickIt’s not as hard as you think.
  35. Tumblr Users Are Either Outraged or Amused by an Alleged Grave-RobberGrave-robbing has divided the witchcraft community.
  36. The Stan Confessions Is a Great TumblrEverything has a stan.
  37. How ‘Life Is Strange’ Built a Video-Game Romance for the Tumblr EraThe hottest ship since Cloud and Aeris.
  38. media
    Katie Couric and Yahoo Are Now Tumblr OfficialMarissa Mayer blogs the announcement.
  39. photo op
    Beyoncé Hereby Proclaims Miami Heat Star Shall Be Known As King ‘Lebon’The Queen makes a typo.
  40. i’ll tumbl for you
    Tumblr CEO David Karp Reflects on His Mega-Millions“At some point I’m going to have to learn about philanthropy.”
  41. the internet
    12 Things to Know About Tumblr’s David KarpSome fun facts about the new tech boy-king.
  42. yahoooo!
    Yahoo! Will Pay $1.1 Billion to Jump Into Tumblr’s Fountain of Youth [Updated]The announcement will likely come on Monday.
  43. white house correspondents’ dinner weekend
    John Oliver Wishes the White House Would Stay Off the Internet “I think I really prefer the idea of a nineteenth-century president.”
  44. the internet
    Tumblr Gives Up on Paying for WordsThe blogging site is shutting down its editorial experiment.
  45. early and awkward
    Obama Campaign Calls Paul Ryan ‘the Worst’Granted, this was on Obama’s Tumblr.
  46. blog-stained wretches
    Keith Olbermann Started a Sad Tumblr of SunsetsHe used to be a photographer, apparently.
  47. the internet
    Tumblr Comes Around on Taking AdsFounder David Karp changed his mind.
  48. blog-stained wretches
    The Daily What Founder Neetzan Zimmerman Grows Out of Memes, Moves to GawkerA mostly anonymous blogging star comes forward.
  49. blog-stained wretches
    Tumblr Will No Longer Allow Pro-Anorexia BlogsOr any kind of “pro-self-harm” stuff.
  50. the internet
    Tumblr Hires People to Write About TumblrTumblr will look within for news.
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