Tumblr Facts- 50+ That Your Must Learn In 2020

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Here are the list of Tumblr Facts- 50+ That Your Must Learn In 2020:

Few General Tumblr Facts:

  • Only 6% of Internet users surveyed in late 2012 reported using Tumblr, versus two-thirds for Facebook. Three other social networking services (Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram) were clustered together, with between 13% and 16% of users saying they’d used any of them.
  • Tumblr is most popular among young adults: 13% of 18- to-29-year-olds said they used the service. But it still ranked last among that age group of the five social media companies we asked about.
  • Unlike other social media platforms, Tumblr users are equally divided between men and women. Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest all are more popular among women; men are slightly more likely than women to use Twitter.
  • Tumblr’s users are clustered at the low and high ends of the income scale: 8% of people with household incomes above $75,000 report using it, as well as 6% of people with incomes below $30,000.
  • Like most other social networking services, Tumblr tends to skew toward the urban and educated. Seven percent of urban Internet users say they use Tumblr, as does the same percentage of online users with college degrees. (Source: Pew Research Centre)
  • Tumblr receives over 17 Billion pages views a month.
  • If you dial 1-866-584-6757, you can leave an audio post for your followers.
  • The majority of Tumblr users, 36%, are aged 18-34, a coveted market for most companies.
  • Tumblr has over 100 million blogs and only 167 employees.
  • There’s almost an equal split between the sexes on Tumblr – 51% male, 49% female.
  • Furby, that creepy 1990’s doll, has a Tumblr page.
  • 40% of users visit Tumblr between 1 and 30 times a month.
  • Tumblr paired up with Humans of New York to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief.
  • The name Tumblr is derived from “Tumblelogs”, which were hand-coded multimedia blogs.
  • In an interview with inc.com, David Karp (Tumblr’s founder) admitted, “Being on computers all the time makes me feel gross.”
  • Pressing J while looking at a Tumblr blog or home feed will scroll up on the page, pressing K will scroll down. This is helpful considering a lot of the Tumblrs feature infinite scrolling.
  • The company’s tagline is “Follow the World’s Creators”.
  • There are 44.6 Billion blog posts on Tumblr. (Source: Get level Ten)

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Interesting Tumblr Facts:

  • Since 2007 the site has increased its value from approximately $3 million to $800 million.
  • Tumblr purchased Tumblerette (an Apple store app) in 2009. Tumblr’s official iPhone app would appear soon afterward.
  • Prior to the acquisition from Yahoo!, Tumblr had received about $125 million from investors.
  • Founder David Karp claims that he developed a passion for code writing after discovering AOL when he was 11 years old.
  • Speaking of Karp, he dropped out of the Bronx High School of Science at age 14. Why? Because his mother advised him to.
  • The first major ad campaign for Tumblr was with Adidas for the launch of the brand’s soccer blog in June 2012.
  • The top 5 countries using Tumblr in June 2013 were: US, Brazil, UK, Canada, and Germany. By January 2014, the top 5 were: US, India, UK, Brazil, and France.
  • Only 2 – 4 percent of the content on Tumblr is adult related.
  • From June 2010 to June 2011, Tumblr grew an astounding 218%!
  • It only took 2 weeks for the site to gain 75,000 users after launching in February 2007.
  • Not only is David Karp a genius, he also rides a Vespa to work every day, is a member of the Classic Car Club in Manhattan, doesn’t use a calendar, and even lived in his mother’s apartment while founding Tumblr in 2006. (Source: Search Engine Journal)
  • While Tumblr is known for its vast and varied user base, the number of languages on this particular site are astounding. Did you know that Tumblr curates content in 18 languages?
  • Here’s a fun fact. The top Tumblr tags used are LOL, Fashion, Vintage, Art, GIF, Makeup, Animals, Landscape, Film, and Nail Art. How cool is that?
  • Want more followers for you Tumblog? Worry not because Tumblr’s got your back! If you dial 1-866-584-6757, you can leave an audio post for your followers.
  • It is but a known fact that Tumblr does not discriminate between the users on its profile. Remember Furby, the creepy doll? It has its own Tumblr page! (Source: Startup Stories)

Super Interesting Tumblr Facts:

  • Only 2% of users visit the site more than 30 times a month. 40% of users visit 1 – 30 times per month, while 58% only visit once a month.
  • Among 13-25 year-olds, Tumblr is more popular than Facebook.
  • The site has generated close to 24,000 meetups.
  • The site generates some revenue by selling themes to users so that they can change the appearance of their blog.
  • As of November 30, 2013, there were over 91.7 million posts created on the site each day.
  • The top 10 Tumblr tags are LOL, Fashion, Vintage, Art, GIF, Makeup, Animals, Landscape, Film, and Nail Art.
  • In 2011, Tumblr became the first blogging site to host the blog for President Barack Obama.
  • In 2013, Tumblr grew 74%. Twitter and LinkedIn grew by about 40% in the same period.
  • In Tumblr’s New York City office the kitchen area is located directly in the middle of the building. The 216 employees also have cool Tumblr coffee mugs.
  • 17% of visits occur while at work.
  • The site is visited by more people on their home computers than on work devices.
  • About 130,000 people were victims of a chain letter scam that affected the site in May 2011.
  • People with a college education account for 65% of Tumblr’s audience.
  • Tumblr is available in 13 different languages.
  • Only 31 of the top 100 global brands have a Tumblr account. 100% of them were on Facebook and Twitter, while more than two-thirds were on Instagram. (Source: Search Engine Journal)

Lesser-Known Tumblr Facts:

  • Unlike other social media sites, Tumblr users are divided equally between genders with 51% of US Tumblr users being male.
  • Between June 2012 and 2013, Tumblr has grown globally by 900% by jumping from 10 million unique visitors to 90 million per month during this period.
  • Was acquired by Yahoo! on May 20, 2013, for approximately $1.1 billion. The deal officially closed on June 20, 2013.
  • After the announcement of the deal with Yahoo!, there were 170,000 signatures of unhappy Tumblr users petitioning to prevent the sale.
  • When “GIF” was named word of the year in 2012, Oxford Dictionaries U.S.A. credited Tumblr for pushing the word.
  • The Tumblr app for Google Glass was released on May 16, 2013.
  • Around 9% of visits occur on a mobile device.
  • As of June 2013, TumblrBot has been asked over 180,331 questions.
  • Tumblr is one of the top 20 sites in the United States.
  • There has been at least once a successful marriage proposal on the Tumblr Dashboard. (Source: Search Engine Journal)
  • It’s Security Infrastructure Isn’t the Best (But Is Probably Much Better Now)
  • More People Visit Tumblr Using a Computer Than a Mobile Device
  • 18% of Tumblr Visitors Are 45 and Older
  • There Are More Than 80 Million Blogs on Tumblr (And Over 37 Billion Posts)
  • Users Have A Chance To Be Featured on Storyboard By Tagging Posts #storyboard
  • Tumblr Is the 10th Most-Popular Site in the World
  • 85% of Tumblr Users Post Over 20 Times A Month
  • Founder David Karp, Who Began Designing Websites at Age 11, Doesn’t Keep a Calendar (Source: Complex)

Unexpected Tumblr Facts:

  • As of January 2014, there have been 163.9 million blogs and 72 billion posts on Tumblr.
  • 31% of all visitors are located in the U.S, which totals roughly 41,250,000 users.
  • Of all the unique visits in the U.S., California accounts for 16.75%.
  • As of September 2013, there were 898,000+ visitors from New York and 753,419+ from Los Angeles.
  • Seoul has the most unique visitors with more than 1,694,000.
  • The average Tumblr user visits about 67 pages every month.
  • Tumblr is most popular with the 18-to-29-year-old age bracket. About 13% of this demographic have used the site.
  • 66% of all visitors are under the age of 35, while 39% are under 25 years old.
  • About 36% of users are parents. That’s 13% less than the average.
  • Roughly 35% of all Tumblr visitors earn more than $50,000 annually.
  • Only 8% of people with household incomes above $75,000 are on the site. Interestingly, 6% of people with incomes below $30,000 are also visitors.
  • The average visit on Tumblr is around 14 minutes, which is more than on Facebook and Twitter.
  • 16% of Tumblr visitors are Hispanic, which is more than 7% of the 9% average.
  • Overall, Hispanics and African-Americans make up 29% of Tumblr’s audience. (Source: Search Engine Journal)

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