David Karp - Web Designer and CEO of the popular social networking platform, Tumblr.

Welcome to Tumblr! 

Tumblr welcomes you with open arms, of white and blue. 

Here, you will experience, a roller coaster of emotions, all trapped in the four corners of your computer screen! 

Tumblr, a microblogging platform and social networking website is a form of multimedia, which allows you to share content on your own blog and connect with others with similar interests. 

 

This here ^ is the creator of Tumblr. David Karp is an american web developer and successful entrepreneur. He founded this blogging platform, and today still works as a web designer for the company, taking a large part of the development of the website, creating a spectacular hub for all types of people to share and connect. 

Tumblr provides several forms of blogging that Karp has skillfully developed to not only connect the virtual community, but make it available for all to use and share anything they wish. 

Tumblr provides are service for you too share and reblog captivating images, interesting texts, emotional videos, humorous conversations, all genre’s of music, ask specific blogs questions and so much more. 

 

David Karp began his career as an intern at an animation company. Here he built the studio’s first blogging platform and created their first internet video network. He then went on to work for the online parenting forum UrbanBaby, until he he then started his own software consulting company in 2006. With some spare time, along with another designer, the two began work on a microblogging service, which was soon launched in 2007 as Tumblr. In June 2013, it was calculated that Tumblr hosts over 130.5 million blogs.

Raised in New York City, David grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. At the age of 11 he began learning HTML and was quickly designing websites. Karp went on to attend The Bronx High School of Science for one year, then later being homeschooled. Karp began interning at age 14, never graduating from high school, he was fascinated with web design and the development of online business. David’s character and his passion for computer science would of fueled his desire for designing Tumblr. Some of David’s work colleagues say that he is a Workaholic. "He’s a workaholic — he truly lives and breathes Tumblr. I’ve never even seen him show any desire to work on a side project. David is all Tumblr, all the time." David has confessed that he couldn’t of made Tumblr reach the height’s it has alone, he couldn’t of managed the whole task on his own, and the Tumblr Team is an extremely dedicated group of web designers. David also says that his Dad was extremely indulging in his many interests. His father’s interest in David’s own interests, would of helped propel him forward. 

 

I have a hard time taking too much credit for it. I had a lot of just dumb luck and incredibly enabling parents.

David’s success’ included being awarded “The Best Young Tech Entrepreneur” By BusinessWeek, and being included in the 35 top innovators of the world under the age of 25, MIT Technology Review. 

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“[Marissa Mayer] really took ownership of this, really persuaded David [Karp] that she would let Tumblr stay independent. She turned David around. He was very reluctant. He’s not motivated by money in the same way as the rest of us. He’s really passionate about the product. His concern about selling to Yahoo was that it would get subsumed. Marissa convinced David that this wasn’t the old Yahoo, and that she’s going to run it differently.” 
— Unnamed source close to Tumblr’s former board on Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr
This quote comes from an excellent long-read, "The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography," by Nicholas Carlson of Business Insider. Hat tip to shortformblog.

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“[Marissa Mayer] really took ownership of this, really persuaded David [Karp] that she would let Tumblr stay independent. She turned David around. He was very reluctant. He’s not motivated by money in the same way as the rest of us. He’s really passionate about the product. His concern about selling to Yahoo was that it would get subsumed. Marissa convinced David that this wasn’t the old Yahoo, and that she’s going to run it differently.” 

Unnamed source close to Tumblr’s former board on Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr

This quote comes from an excellent long-read, "The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography," by Nicholas Carlson of Business Insider. Hat tip to shortformblog.