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Tumblr. Pure effervescent enrichment. Old internet energy. Home of the Reblogs. All the art you never knew you needed. All the fandoms you could wish for. Enough memes to knock out a moderately-sized mammal. Add to it or simply scroll through and soak it up.
Oh, and influencers? Don’t even go here. Every video you find, every quote you reblog, every tag you curate, every waterfall GIF you secretly gaze at in wonder—that’s all you. You’re the explorer. We’re just a map you all keep on making. Welcome home. Welcome to weird. Make it yours.
Now picture all of the above, but on the go. That’s what this is.
Chances are if you’ve seen it elsewhere, it probably started here. That text post explaining the exquisite specifics of something you never realized you needed to know. That digital painting you can’t stop thinking about. Tumblr is the home of all things weird and wonderful, funny and fascinating—old-school internet vibes. We’re built a little different, just like everyone else who goes here.
Your dashboard will become the place to see what you want to see: a chronological tapestry of all the wonderful, nonsensical, fantastical things you like. Whether you post, lurk in likes, reblog and add your own take, this is your universe to discover, express, and enjoy. Whatever your community, you’ll find a ready-made home here.
When you have something to say—a hot take on the finer points of a Virgo moon, an image of your turtle Harold that you simply *have* to share with the world, F1 fanfic that your mutuals need to see—you have so many options. Shoot your shot with a photo, a video, or a text post. You can make an audio post of your ramblings or share your current favorite song via Spotify. We even have a pre-set chat post for all your incorrect quotes. Don’t say we don’t spoil you!
The reblog starts conversations in which anyone can join. Reblogging creates jokes and continues them—sometimes across the world and over the years. Whatever you choose to send into our effervescent digital ether, know that it can, and will, go anywhere. (Unless, of course, you use our post-level reblog controls. Private blog? Private post only for a couple of your friends to engage with? All possible here). No matter who you are, where you are, or what you are (looking at you here, Pikaman), this is your space—with as much freedom or privacy as you need.
Tumblr is the home of fandom. Maybe you have a favorite blorbo from your show? There’s fanart you’ll want to stare at, reblog, stare at again—or create yourself. You can read your favorite ficcers from ao3, *and* see their OC art on Tumblr, *and* discuss the finer points of lore with them. Pokémon? Got it. Marvel? Here. Kpop? Check. Supernatural? Of course. Minecraft? Ready and waiting. Star Wars? Yes! Doctor Who? You get the idea: it’s all here. Wait. Frogs. Did we mention the frogs?
It’s a whole world out here. If the prospect of reblogging, shipping, curating, and fanart feels a little daunting, or you simply require a refresher on how all this works, head over to tips.tumblr.com, where Cat Frazier of animatedtext.tumblr.com will take you through the finer points of Tumblr etiquette—the effervescent, the eeby, the deeby.
So. Sign up, follow some tags, and find your place on the dashboard. Then reblog, like, and post to your heart’s content. Or simply drift through the dream you’ve created for yourself—a chronological dashboard curated by you. For you. You hold the keys to this kingdom.
Terms of Service: https://www.tumblr.com/policy/terms-of-service
Thanks for choosing Tumblr, a place to connect with others over shared interests.
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Ratings and Reviews
Very minor issues
Oh, I love Tumblr, but there are a few things that make my experience less enjoyable. The top thing contributing to my dissatisfaction would be the bots. I get two or three follows from robots every day. I like to post and re-post things designed for a target audience to also take inspiration from my vision boards but instead most of the only interaction I get is from robots. It’s come so far to the point I don’t think I should block them anymore. If I’m gone from the Internet for long enough, it will take me too long to go through the entire list of robots and block them all. Number two would be ads. I am not going to pay for a no ad experience and that is no reason for me to dislike ads more than I have to. Every time I’m scrolling through my feed I accidentally land my thumb on an ad because I am scrolling so quickly. But because of this Tumblr thinks I am clicking on the ad and it takes me either to the App Store or my browser. I don’t like that I have to have to back out of a different app so frequently in a five minute time frame purely because Tumblr thinks I’m clicking on ads. Other than that I love my Tumblr experience. As I mentioned, I love to make vision boards. All of the pictures and videos. I see on the app are so inspirational and aesthetically pleasing. The messaging aspect is very nice and works well, i’ve had a great experience with it too.
update: profile and market are back to normal
update: 5 stars for listening to feedback. thanks for restoring the profile tab in the bottom right. Now we can easily view our blogs again
my one minor complaint is that videos now must be fully opened on your entire screen to play, rather than just unmuting without opening them. but this seems like its probably a temporary glitch, so 5 stars
Bad update. Aside from the lil wizard icon- which is nice i like when icons have eyes- this was an overall bad update. for some reason it was decided that on the blogging app where you manage blogs... to make it harder access your blogs. Now you cannot view your blog at the same time as the dashboard, search, or notifs. you cannot easily switch between these tabs but must use the top right of the dashboard to access it. The dashboard is another main reason to go to tumblr, why is it now the only path to go to your blog. In the settings you cannot even adjust this to make your blog next to the marketplace in your tabs or to switch places with the marketplace again. the website is great and gives a lot of freedom, the app on the otherhand has only become more stifling and less about the main purpose of tumblr
Developer Response ,
Hi! Thank you for this very thorough feedback. We really appreciate it! I'll share this with our development teams.
God help me
I could frankly care less about whatever features the app has or what kind of content is allowed in the rules. As long as I get to scroll mindlessly through my dash and occasionally spit out the odd text post that nobody will read, I’m pretty much set. So here’s the thing: I’ve got a phone and an iPad, both of which are ancient by technology standards. Probably not a decade old, but they can’t be far at this point. The app works fine on them. Glitchier than most I’ve used, but I can still do all two of the things I usually do on tumblr with ease, so I can look past it. With all that said, WHY does the app crash incessantly on my brand new phone? It’s the only app I have that does this, so I know the phone itself isn’t the problem. It freezes if I exit out of the app for a bit, sometimes if I reblog a post or look in the notes, it’ll freeze if I look at someone’s blog too long. The only thing I can do that doesn’t have a chance of crashing the app is scroll - and even then I can’t go down TOO far. I’m genuinely confused at how this app functions perfectly fine on the oldest devices that I have, and yet can’t seem to stay open for longer than ten minutes at a time on a two day old phone. I’m open to any reasonable explanations for this, because I’m honestly at a loss, but mostly I just hope this gets resolved soon. I can’t use my iPad out of the house and I absolutely refuse to redownload Twitter. This hellsite is my one source of entertainment, man, cmon
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