Tumblr hosts over 458 million blogs. More than 11% of Tumblr’s top 200 blogs, which account for the most traffic on the site, were classed as NSFW (Not safe for work) indicating that the contents of these blogs may have contained porn.

What is Tumblr?

Tumblr is a blogging and social media platform that allows users to create “tumblelogs,” or short blog posts. Tumblr’s main distinguishing feature is its free-form nature and users’ ability to fully modify their own pages. Almost all other social networks have standardized profile pages with minimal design flexibility, therefore this is an outlier.

When was Tumblr created?

David Karp and Marco Arment launched the first version of the Tumblr microblogging service on February 19, 2007. In April 2007, they released a more comprehensive version.

Tumblr is now owned by Automattic, the company that runs the WordPress blog service.

What is Tumblr used for?

Tumblr users will utilize the dashboard as their primary tool. This is a live feed with the most current text, image, video, and link posts and uploads. Tumblr users can upload a wide range of content, from videos to short blogs, using the dashboard. These features along with the fact that it’s free and relatively anonymous, make Tumblr popular for porn.

What happened to Tumblr?

Tumblr was once one of the most popular social networking platforms, but it has fallen out of favor in recent years. However, as years passed by, its users became frustrated with the changes that the platform has implemented. 

The platform’s popularity began to diminish in general. Throughout 2018, the number of monthly active users dropped from about 30 million to just over 20 million. The decline may be because there are more advanced platforms such as WordPress which can be used for general blogging activity. Tumblr was removed from the App Store due to a problem with child pornography getting past its filtering algorithms. The app was since been restored.

Tumblr prohibited all pornographic content on the platform on December 17th, 2018. The platform’s traffic decreased by more than 30% within months of the decision being publicized. Furthermore, a campaign to restore adult content has received almost 600,000 signatures.

What does MAP stand for on Tumblr?

The abbreviation MAP stands for “Minor Attracted Person/People.” It’s the moniker of a Tumblr-based pedophilia community. It was made to bring Pedophiles, Hebephiles, and Ephebophiles together. Furthermore, coining the term is a method for them to avoid being immediately identified as predators. The community was created in order to promote positive attitudes regarding pedophiles and their attraction to children.

What are Tumblr notes?

All of a post’s reblogs, likes, and replies are collected in notes. The oldest message (always the original poster) is at the top of the list, followed by the most recent at the bottom.

If someone comments on a post or reblogs it with a new caption, those exchanges are saved in the notes. If you wish to contribute your ideas to the ongoing topic, you may comment on a post directly from the notes view.

If a post gets at least two likes or reblogs and at least one reply or reblog with a caption, just the comments and reblogs with captions are displayed in the notes view, making it more accessible for reading and replying.

Why is Tumblr so slow on chrome?

If your browser becomes overloaded by the amount of content it is trying to load all at once, Tumblr may begin to load slowly. If you have too many browser extensions loaded, you may experience the same problem. Tumblr is highly configurable, but adding too many features can cause it to load slowly. These measures will help Tumblr load faster on your computer:

  • Disable GIFs
  • Disable endless scrolling
  • Use default dashboard theme
  • Disable extensions

Why are my pictures blurry on Tumblr?

You may check if your theme doesn’t use an image size higher than 500 pixels. if several of your images are viewed on a single page; scaling the image up can cause the image to appear blurry.

Why won’t Tumblr let me send messages?

Almost everyone can be messaged but the recipient has complete control over the situation. You can message them if they want to accept messages from everyone on Tumblr. You’ll have to wait till they follow you first if they only allow messages from Tumblrs they follow.

Keep in mind that you can’t message group blogs or anyone who has blocked you.