What is Tumblr? A Blogging Service, Duh!

laptopshockedPZ(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Enter the land of .GIF: If you’ve ever used Tumblr, you’re likely familiar with this graphical format that allows for animated images.

Moreover, if you’re just a general tech junkie, you probably know what Tumblr is, even if you don’t maintain an account on the popular blogging service.

Since its foundation in 2007, Tumblr has been gaining in popularity – drawing in more and more signups on a per day basis. The company was recently acquired by Yahoo! for the sum of $1.1 billion – a move that could allow the still-popular web presence to utilize its advertising capabilities to help draw more profit from Tumblr.

After all, Tumblr’s profit for 2012? Just 13 million, according to a report from The Huffington Post. And while that figure may sound pretty large, it pales in comparison to other profits gained by competing services (the Facebooks and Twitters of the world).

Tumblr currently hosts more than 108 million blogs – something that allows the company to also function as one of the Internet’s largest web hosts.

With Tumblr, users can post blogs featuring the likes of text, images, video links and more.

More often, however, users reblog posts (usually featuring gifs) of things they like. In addition to that, they can send their fellow bloggers “Fain Mail.”

If you don’t  understand what Tumblr is about – we’d recommend checking it out. Trust us, not everyone is going to “get it.” Let’s just say that it’s primary user base is made up of teens and early twenty-somethings.