Tiffany: “If I weren’t afraid, I would ask more questions and speak up.”
Marissa Mayer, on the Tumblr acquisition as announced via press release on Yahoo’s Tumblr. Exclamation: Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !!
Barry Diller, April 29, 2013
Meanwhile, The Archivist surges on. Thanks Tumblr peep.
This would have been the first in a series of ten profiles, but life had other plans. Enjoy this first and last installment anyway, and thanks for reading with us.
As departure memos go, this will be a short one. I had a great year-and-change working at Tumblr, and that was entirely because of (a) the work and (b) the people, not in any kind of priority. When you do work you love with people you love, the two become the same in your mind. The work is mostly on display here. The people are too many to name, though I must call out Jessica and Sky and Topher and most recently and too briefly Jason. That is Tumblr Editorial and they are brilliant, excellent, choice types you would be lucky to know. Other folks at Tumblr were also my jam and you know who you are, present and past alike. Even if it ended too soon for my taste, I’ll forever be thankful to those responsible for the chance we had to make and play. Amazing how simple it gets, the more there is to do. Looking forward to even more — I’m gone but I ain’t leaving. If you’re interested in having me do something with you, for you, or to you, feel free to get in touch.
You get emails like this (links mine):
Hi there,My boyfriend works at [redacted] and he just told me they are hiring a [redacted]. I bet you would be good at this!
Tumblr’s Storyboard was a daily read for many Mashable editors, so we’re offering to publish some of its planned stories in the wake of its shut-down.
A year ago, Tumblr did something unprecedented — we created an editorial team of experienced journalists and editors assigned to cover Tumblr as a living, breathing community. The team’s mandate was to tell the stories of Tumblr creators in a truly thoughtful way — focusing on the people, their…
ALSO: Drunk on a plane. The only way to go out (or down?! It’s really bumpy.) Sorry for the all caps! XO
So excited to announce this!
Super thrilled to see this come to fruition. See the writeup on Gallerist NY!
This is a fantastic project by former Newsweekers and friends Ryan Jones, Ronik Design and FilmAid — a documentary project to tell the stories of the largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab. It’s also hands-down the most innovative use of Tumblr as a website I’ve seen. Please check out Dadaab Stories (and the accompanying Storyboard feature).