As per our editorial calendar, we are now at week 3 of our first feature meaning it is now time for our Q&A that we had with David Karp, CEO and creator of Tumblr.
After shooting him for his Gif, we sat down on the couches on Tumblr’s spacious reception floor.

Ryan: Did you ever want to do something else or was technology always what you knew you wanted to work with?
David: [on starting out as a computer technician] I though it would be the most glamorous job in world to be one of the dudes in uniforms explaining computers to people. Then it was being the guy in the back room fixing the computers was the most exciting thing in the world to me. Then when I learned about the idea of consultants and experts in various technologies I wanted to do that. And it just kept going from there. I even thought about building robots and working on artificial intelligence, but then I realized that was a little too hard so I came back down to working on products that I would use. It was always seeded in that I wanted to be working with computer, technology and writing software. There was never anything else expect maybe being a pirate but I never went that far off the reservation.



Ryan: Is there one featured that you are most proud of on Tumblr?
David: Wow. Is there one feature I am most proud of? Selfishly I like the things I have a hand in [joking laughter from him and everyone around] but the things I am truly proud of these days are the stuff I had nothing to do with. It is stuff that this team here took and ran with. The thing I’m probably proudest of his our iOS and Android apps. It was no easy task to take all of our web features and bring it down to an app. Looking back, the thing I am most proud of  is that I had a hand in is the theme interface. Tumblr was the first social media that allows to user to completely customize their homepage. We want everyone hacking their code to pieces and making their themes their own.



Ryan: Do you have a daily Tumblr read that is your favorite, or rather, consistently come back to?
David: I actually really look at everything in my dashboard, but most days I find myself just searching through my archives….
Ryan: …Because you curate it yourself….
David: Exactly. You have found what you like and have put it on your blog. Sometimes I go to Kateoplis if I am really behind. Kateoplis is the one if I am actually typing in a dot Tumblr address.

Thank you so much Valentine, Bryana, Katherine, and David for all your help with making our first feature a huge success!
Written by Ryan Charchian. Photos by Lauren Kristin. Editorial Assistant: Sydney Wienshel.
Ed. Note: this post pushed back to Tuesday, February 19, due to Monday, February 18, being a holiday.

As per our editorial calendar, we are now at week 3 of our first feature meaning it is now time for our Q&A that we had with David Karp, CEO and creator of Tumblr.

After shooting him for his Gif, we sat down on the couches on Tumblr’s spacious reception floor.

Ryan: Did you ever want to do something else or was technology always what you knew you wanted to work with?

David: [on starting out as a computer technician] I though it would be the most glamorous job in world to be one of the dudes in uniforms explaining computers to people. Then it was being the guy in the back room fixing the computers was the most exciting thing in the world to me. Then when I learned about the idea of consultants and experts in various technologies I wanted to do that. And it just kept going from there. I even thought about building robots and working on artificial intelligence, but then I realized that was a little too hard so I came back down to working on products that I would use. It was always seeded in that I wanted to be working with computer, technology and writing software. There was never anything else expect maybe being a pirate but I never went that far off the reservation.

Ryan: Is there one featured that you are most proud of on Tumblr?

David: Wow. Is there one feature I am most proud of? Selfishly I like the things I have a hand in [joking laughter from him and everyone around] but the things I am truly proud of these days are the stuff I had nothing to do with. It is stuff that this team here took and ran with. The thing I’m probably proudest of his our iOS and Android apps. It was no easy task to take all of our web features and bring it down to an app. Looking back, the thing I am most proud of  is that I had a hand in is the theme interface. Tumblr was the first social media that allows to user to completely customize their homepage. We want everyone hacking their code to pieces and making their themes their own.

Ryan: Do you have a daily Tumblr read that is your favorite, or rather, consistently come back to?

David: I actually really look at everything in my dashboard, but most days I find myself just searching through my archives….

Ryan: …Because you curate it yourself….

David: Exactly. You have found what you like and have put it on your blog. Sometimes I go to Kateoplis if I am really behind. Kateoplis is the one if I am actually typing in a dot Tumblr address.

Thank you so much Valentine, Bryana, Katherine, and David for all your help with making our first feature a huge success!

Written by Ryan Charchian. Photos by Lauren Kristin. Editorial Assistant: Sydney Wienshel.

Ed. Note: this post pushed back to Tuesday, February 19, due to Monday, February 18, being a holiday.