Tumblr Helped Me Plan My Eating Disorder. Then It Helped Me Heal.
There are upsides and downsides to social media—and I'm proud to be part of a generation tackling these issues to create a healthier future.
How Tumblr Taught Social Justice to a Generation of Teenagers
Tumblr's unique culture normalized queerness and social justice. Without it, where will Gen Z turn?
Subsisting on the Faves
Posting teen angst poetry and being part of an active commenting community helped Christine Friar digest the garden-variety pain of growing up, and—unbeknownst to her at the time—curbed the loneliness of being raised by one sick parent and one caretaker parent.
Why Are You Seeing a Black-and-Blue (or White-and-Gold) Dress?
Even scientists aren't entirely sure what color the dress is.
Why Are So Many Silicon Valley Companies Valued in the Billions?
WhatsApp, Oculus, Instagram, Tumblr: These are just some of the technology companies recently valued at $1 billion or more. Whether we’re in a start-up bubble or not nobody can agree on, but one thing is certain: We have no idea what the future looks like, and an investment today could result in huge profits tomorrow.
What Are You Worth as a Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram User?
With the rise of the invisible economy, the value of social media companies is judged less on their products than on their ability to attract users like you.