1. Tech

    TL;DR Wikipedia Distills the Internet’s Vast Knowledge Into Short, Sarcastic Barbs

    There's a lot of information on the Internet, so it can be hard to know just where to turn when you want a concise explanation of any given subject. That's where TL;DR Wikipedia comes in. They take all of the "knowledge" and "facts" and reduce it to easily remembered, sarcastic flash cards.

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  2. Tech

    Celebrate the Facebook Oculus Rift Deal with the White Guys Wearin’ Oculus Rift Tumblr

    Facebook just bought virtual reality company Oculus Rift for two billion dollars. That's billions. With a B. You can listen to more of the details on their investor call today at 6:15PM EDT which is in just a few minutes, but until then you can check out the White Guys Wearin' Oculus Rifts Tumblr to celebrate.

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  3. Science

    #FollowFriday: LOL My Thesis (@lolmythesis)

    You know how this works by now. It's Friday, so we're recommending a Twitter account for you to follow. It's #FollowFriday. This week, @lolmythesis, a genius account that summarizes years of academic research and writing into one geniusly oversimplified sentence.

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  4. Entertainment

    Your New Favorite Tumblr: SFFWorthy

    We’re all familiar with Upworthy and their headlines that make you feel like you need to click them. Chances are all your friends post them on Facebook, making them impossible to escape.

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  5. Entertainment

    Star Wars Unveils Its Official Tumblr With the Best GIF Ever

    Good news for people who really enjoy wasting time on social media! Now that Star Wars has an official Instagram, it was really only a matter a time before they jumped on the Tumblr train as well. We can't wait to see them mess everything up about the nuances of social justice politics with the best of 'em.

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  6. Tech

    Without the GIFs and Images, Buzzfeed Articles are Hilariously, Terrifyingly Surreal

    Like 'em or not, you've gotta hand it to Buzzfeed -- they've turned sharing GIFs on the Internet into an art form. But when you strip all the images away, what's left? Nothing but curiously vague bits and pieces of phrases. Honestly, after reading some of these, it really should have occurred to us earlier that a Buzzfeed staffer was behind @horse_ebooks.

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  7. Tech

    Miley Cyrus Twerks on Important News Stories So You’ll Pay Attention to Them

    As everyone knows, it's impossible to think about pop culture and foreign news at the same time. Luckily, people keep pointing out that talking about Miley Cyrus's VMA performance makes us all bad people. Real news is happening! What will it take to get you to stop talking about twerking start tweeting about Syria? What it Miley twerks on Syria?

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  8. Tech

    Automated Bot Makes New GIF of The Wire Every Hour and Posts It To Tumblr

    Robots may snap up all the menial blue-collar jobs in the world but they can't replace our deep and oftentimes personal obsession with the Internet -- can they? Of course they can. Not even your Tumblr GIFS are safe now, because somebody's programmed a bot to create and post an animated image from HBO's The Wire once every hour.

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  9. Tech

    Tumblr Web Traffic Reportedly Just Hit a Real Steep Decline

    More bad news from the blogging platform that everybody loves to hate to love: according to measurements taken by Quantcast, traffic to Tumblr's desktop and mobile websites appear to be going downhill fast this year. Seriously, it's like 2011 low. Remember what Tumblr was like in 2011? Exactly.

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  10. Weird

    Woman Angry at iPhone Theft Responds With Kind of Racist Tumblr, Everyone Loses

    A note to potential thieves -- if you're going to steal someone's iPhone, delete the info on it after you do. Or at the very least, make sure you shut off the former owner's automatic photo upload service. Otherwise, you run the risk of becoming the star of a Tumblr making all your selfies and snapshots available to the whole of the Internet.

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  11. Weird

    Teacher-Turned-Congressman Grades GOP Letter to House Speaker, Posts It to Tumblr for Your Enjoyment

    As much as high school sucked for basically everyone, there are some things about the state of the real adult world that could probably be improved by a little more of the discipline that only an overworked teacher can provide. Former high school teacher Representative Mark Takano (D-CA) decided that maybe the Republican-drafted letter about immigration that was circulating around the floor of the House might benefit from some edits and creative criticism, so he graded it and posted the results to his Tumblr. Unsurprisingly, Takano feels the work needs some serious revisions.

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  12. Tech

    A Brief History of Tumblr Layout Changes and Why I’ve Hated All of Them

    Tumblr and I have been through a lot together. I first got mine about four years ago, back when Tumblarity was still a thing and people actually respected David Karp as a person, and I’ve hated it and loved it in equal amounts ever since. At this point I’ve started to experience something not unlike highway amnesia when it comes to the now ubiquitous blogging platform — I’ll open Google Chrome while trying to show my roommate a Youtube video on, you know, Youtube, and all of a sudden I’ll find myself three pages deep into my dashboard with no idea what just happened. But the more time I spend on the website, the more I tell myself that I really need to give it up and find some new social media hangout, because the sheer amount of changes they’ve made to the site and the way that they’ve handled every single one send me into a mini rage spiral every time I think about them. I can feel my teeth grinding right now, guys.

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  13. Weird

    Drawings Against Humanity Tumblr Offends Everyone in the Best Way Possible

    If you've ever played the wondrously reprehensible Cards Against Humanity, then it's definitely your favorite card game. How can we know for sure? Because you're on this website, so naturally you must be the same kind of awful human being that we all are. Shhhh, it's okay; you're among friends. Horrible, horrible friends. Friends who think the incredibly NSFW website Drawings Against Humanity is one of the funniest things to happen to the internet since the invention of the nut shot video.

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  14. Tech

    Yahoo CEO Vows Not to Screw Up Tumblr Before Detailing Exactly How Yahoo Will Screw Up Tumblr

    The news broke yesterday that Yahoo will pay $1.1 billion for the Internet's foremost source for cat GIFs and teenage poetry, Tumblr. Not everyone is taking the news well, but Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has stated that she promises "not to screw it up." Then she outlined a plan to feature more ads on Tumblr. That sounds a lot like screwing up Tumblr.

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  15. Tech

    Yahoo Pays $1.1 Billion for Cat GIFs (Gets Rest of Tumblr Free With Purchase)

    Yahoo is holding a big media event in New York tomorrow, at which everyone was expecting them to announce they would be buying Tumblr. Instead of waiting for the big event, The Wall Street Journal reported that Yahoo's board has approved the Tumblr purchase and its $1.1 billion price tag, which will be paid in cash.

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