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The other day I was sitting in The Center, the common space for students at my high school, and I overheard this part of a conversation taking place between two boys in my grade:
Boy A: “What is a Tumblr?”
Boy B: “I don’t really know, dude, but it’s like this blog web site my little sister uses to post quotes from The Jonas Brothers and stuff. She’s on it, like, 24/7.”
While it's true that Tumblr is a web site that's often manned by teen/tween girls reblogging imagery into the wee hours of the night just to create virtual mood boards to define their aesthetic, to define it as just a site full of pretty pictures and glitter font is undermining its significance in pop culture. Because it is a youth-driven site, Tumblr has had a huge influence on Internet style, and even the Internet itself.
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