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Scott Kelly answered questions on Tumblr, and the result was pretty hilarious

Today, astronaut Scott Kelly hosted a live "Answer Time" session, essentially Tumblr's answer to Reddit's wildly popular "Ask Me Anything" series. Questions ranged from the practical to the puny, and everything in between.
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Peach is the new social media messaging app everyone’s talking about

On Friday, a new social network took social media by storm, and the world was introduced to Peach, a messaging app created by Vine founder, Dom Hofmann. It's a combination of Slack, Twitter, Tumblr, and of course, Facebook.
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Hilarious new Tumblr blog pokes fun at Tinder’s ‘Male Feminists’

A new Tumblr from comedian and writer Lane Moore calls out male Tinder users that proclaim themselves "feminists" on their profiles on the dating app. "Male Feminists of Tinder" is a hilarious take on the superficial nature of the dating…
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Tumblr is the first social network to support Live Photo sharing thanks to iOS app update

A new update for the Tumblr iOS app allows users to share Live Photos and view them using 3D Touch capability. This marks the first time a social network has integrated Live Photos, an image feature native to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
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Tumblr wants more of your GIFs, comes up with a tool so you can easily create them

Ever wanted to easy make GIFs from your own pictures and videos, then share them on Tumblr? Now you can with GIF Maker, a new feature in Tumblr's iPhone app that simplifies the GIF making process.
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Tumblr finally gets a ‘real’ instant messaging feature

Tumblr introduced a kind of messaging system called Fan Mail in 2012 but traditional IM features like threaded conversations weren't included. On Tuesday the blogging platform finally started to roll out what it's calling a "real" IM tool…
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Tumblr now lets brands identify their logos in blogs

Tumblr now allows companies to search for their own logos on all the blogs active on the social media site. This is part of the so-called visual Web, where brands will look increasingly to images as a way of interpreting analytics.
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Tumblr takes on the Reddit AMA with Answer Time

Get closer to the big name users on Tumblr with the site's new Answer Time feature. It's designed to be "as direct and honest as if you are talking with a friend" according to Tumblr.
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Tumblr makes it easier to find GIFs with new search tool

Tumblr has added a search engine for GIFs. You can sift through animated pictures and insert them easily. When you republish another user's creation they'll receive a notification.
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Remember LiveJournal? The blogging site from 1999 still has fans

While all the popular social networks reported growth in the first quarter of 2015, one of them may surprise you: LiveJournal. Created in 1999, the once-popular community blog apparently still has a following.
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Tech companies condemn religious freedom legislation in Indiana and Arkansas

In a joint statement, a group led by executives from Twitter, Airbnb, Tumblr, and LinkedIn called for the establishment of legal protection for gays and lesbians under civil rights laws. Earlier, Apple's Tim Cook wrote a similar piece.
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Tumblr revamps writing tools in ‘big’ update

Tumblr on Wednesday rolled out a significant update aimed at offering a more refined user experience and more posting options for its millions of bloggers.