Earlier this week, the platform introduced a new "safe mode" that, when enabled, prevents users from seeing NSFW content unless they choose to view it. That may sound like a pretty straightforward change, but it's already proving to be controversial and not just for the reasons you may think. First, a bit of context: the Tumblr community has long been known as a free-spirited group where just about anything goes, including porn and many other varieties of NSFW content.
Tumblr prohibits sites that promote and glorify self-harm, including eating disorders, cutting, and suicide. It makes exceptions for sites that offer support and help for people suffering, but it's often hard to tell which side of the rules blogs fall on. Enforcement is lax.
Have you ever noticed that boys tend to take off their shirts differently than girls? Boys tend to take them off like this —by putting their hands over their head, grabbing it from the back of their necks, and yanking it off over their heads. Girls, on the other hand, tend to cross their hands over their waist, grab the shirt from the bottom, and pull their top off from the bottom, like so:.
Again, it was all apparently about the mitigation of risk. Of course, that may be true. It was the place where I first grasped the true meaning of body positivity, an idea lead by fat activists, which smashed social conventions of beauty into pieces and shaped them around their own bodies — bodies they were supposed to loathe and hide from the world. More often than not, these people were naked.
Peach is one of many sex workers who use the social media platform Tumblr to showcase their work, build a client base, and garner the attention of online fans. But for many workers, the platform that they base their livelihood on could shut them and their businesses out — forever. My feelings are complex.
It had taken Pizza more than two years to reach this milestone. At first, she mostly posted photos of party outfits—hipster photos, she thought. Pizza also wrote some funny one-liners, but otherwise she reblogged jokes, switching back and forth between fashion and comedy.
Julia Baritz is having quite a week. The Austin-based developer is the founder and lead architect of Pillowfort. But since Monday, Baritz has been inundated with more than 8, requests from people clamoring to join her site.
But it was a place where there were others like her, who had similar questions, similar problems, similar stories. We want to make sure that we continue to foster this type of diversity of expression in the community, so our new policy strives to strike a balance. But for some in the LGBT community and also the sex worker community, there were concerns. They said Tumblr, founded inwas where they felt comfortable expressing themselves because of the allowance for explicit adult content.
Shares of Google parent company Alphabet rose after the company reported an earnings and revenue beat for its second quarter of Apple has agreed to buy the majority of Intel's smartphone modem division, both companies announced on Thursday. Starbucks raised its full-year earnings and revenue forecast Thursday after more customers returned to cafes in the U.