“It’s not interesting to me to just make (users) laugh or entertain them,” said Price. “I want to set up little challenges and have them make things; have them go off, come back and throw it into the zeitgeist. To me, that’s what Tumblr’s about.” The ability to ‘make things’ is how Tumblr differentiates itself. Using the platform, one can be creative. “I’m hoping that what I can do is sort of trickle down and set a tone that this is a place of open, free expression. And creativity.”—Josh Sternberg sat down to chat with Topherchris about his role as Community Manager at Tumblr
Blogs hosted on custom domains just suffered an outage lasting 1.5 hours. The culprit was a badly configured network device operated by one of our service providers, making the issue difficult for our engineers to resolve quickly.
Our custom domain infrastructure is unfortunately a holdover from the architecture we established more than four years ago. Its state-of-the-art replacement has been prepped and tested over the last few months and we’re expecting to migrate this week.
We’ll have more information shortly. Please accept our deepest apologies.
We work for the Internet. And we’re guessing many of you do too. Whether it’s researching, selling, coding, supporting, designing — so many of our careers depend on the Internet.
One argument that’s been made to Congress is that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is needed to protect American jobs. In truth, the new liabilities this bill would impose on startups could stop American innovation in its tracks.
To make this clear to Congress, we’ve built IWorkForTheInternet.org to show the world how many of our careers depend on the Internet.
If you work for the Internet, please add yourself and spread the word.
This weekend, we hosted a meeting at Tumblr HQ with top technology companies, politicians and advocacy groups to coordinate our effort to reform or prevent the well-intentioned but deeply flawed Stop Online Piracy Act from becoming law. You guys have already made a huge impact in Washington, but the legislation still poses a threat.
This week is crucial for action as the bill may be finalized and put to a vote by Friday. We’ll be making a serious push this week to make sure Congress hears our concerns.
We’ll keep you updated on how you can join in the effort. Please stay tuned!