Tumblr has has grown from 300 million to 400 million monthly visitors, according to the company’s internal numbers, and has nearly doubled its number of user-generated blogs since the acquisition. The kind of growth is vital. 

For all the talk about the importance of maintaining a rich community of arty, self-styled bloggers, the acquisition was still a business deal. And the strategy may very well be working: Gatorade, BMW, Mini Cooper, Degree and MasterCard are some of the brands that have become ad-buying Tumblr customers in recent weeks.

"I think it is the platform of the future for us," [Ned Brody] said. "And we believe it should be the platform of the future for any publisher or brand."

But they still haven’t hired XKit Guy. So…

 
 

Ken Unsworth

Suspended Stone Circle

 
 

mashable:

If we printed off every single Instagram photo in a year, here’s how far they would reach. Let’s just say our Instagram obsession is out of this world (pun intended).

On #GamerGate

This whole thing has continually make me irrationally upset. 

I think what it comes down to is that I’m a gamer. I’ve thought of myself as a game since I was pretty young. I also think of myself as a feminist. If you asked me to list terms that describe me. Gamer (ok usually gaymer) and feminist would be very high on the list. 

It all feels really personal to me, because it feels like #GamerGate is trying to speak for me with words and actions I abhor. I hate how the #GamerGate people have taken it upon themselves to speak for this community I consider myself a part of. Especially when they are constructing a definition of gamer that is totally vile and repulsive to me. 

You don’t get to threaten people with violence, harass women just for having the audacity to believe in equality, and drive people from their homes in the name of protecting me and my community. They do not speak for me. They do not represent me. 

birdasaurus:

Sequoia National Park
 
 

birdasaurus:

Sequoia National Park

 
 

nerdology:

OMG OMG OMG 

 
 

jedavu:

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP

 
 

sixpenceee:

Sculptures by Heather Jansch

Her Website

 
 

helloyoucreatives:

We’ll cheers to that.