Posted by: bluesyemre | June 26, 2013

The Library Is Open: A Look at Librarians and Tumblr

The Library Is Open The Library Is Open: A Look at Librarians and Tumblr

  • Here are some facts: Tumblr is both a social media network and a blogging platform. It is often called a “micro-blog,” but actually there is nothing micro about it. Tumblr is large. It hosts multitudes. Tumblr, launched in 2007 by then 21-year-old David Karp, is home to over 116 million blogs. Its user base consists overwhelmingly of younger bloggers: 38 percent are under the age of 25, and 68 percent are under 35, according to Quantcast, a company that measures Web traffic. There are Tumblrs on fashion, gifs, Doctor Who, costume dramas, banana peels, publishing, corgis, bookstores, astrophysics, and of course, libraries.

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