Tumblr

The Social Media

What Is It?

Tumblr is a social media site where the user can create blogs and post text, multimedia and links on their blog. The user can also view and follow others' blogs.
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Pros and Cons

Pros


  • Users can make their blogs private
  • Users can block other users
  • If a user searches terms like "depression", "anxiety" and "suicide" Tumblr brings up resources like the National Suicide Lifeline
  • Tumblr is easy to use
  • It can be used to advertise businesses

Cons

  • Tumblr has a young community (over 50% teenagers)
  • Self-harm/suicidal content
  • Adult content
  • Users can't self-host their blogs, so if tumblr goes down, user's blog goes down too
  • Users cannot delete posts after they hit submit

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