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Tumblr Takes Off

21-year-old David Karp's application introduces microblogging to the masses.

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Tumblr is so simplified and user-friendly that your grandma can finally start her blog about doctor's appointments.

Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.

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