July 22, 2015 Social Media


Tumblr is a blog hosting giant founded in 2007 by David Karp. It was purchased by Yahoo! in 2013 for a reported $1.1 billion, with Karp remaining as the firm’s CEO.

Tumblr hosts over 250 million blogs and 120 billion posts; and nearly 65 million new posts a day. This international service is s available in 16 languages, with around 42% of its traffic based in the US.

The firm has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Richmond, employing around 325 people. In utter contrast to its primary competitor Automattic/WordPress.com, which has no physical offices and no set hours, Tumblr operates using traditional offices and under traditional 9-to-5 work hours.

When speaking with us, Director of HR Lindsey Dole advised blog  owners to create content that’s “colorful, striking, emotive, sharable…and for both mobile and desktop.”


In This Episode:

Guest: Lindsey Dole, Director of Human Resources

Company website: http://tumblr.com

Careers page: https://tumblr.com/jobs


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