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The Man Behind Tumblr


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Tumblr CEO David Karp

Tumblr CEO David Karp

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David Karp hardly has the conventional profile of a CEO. He dropped out of high school at the age of 15, heading to Tokyo to work for UrbanBaby, an online parenting site, then moved back to his native New York to launch Tumblr in 2007, when he was just 20 years old.

Tumblr is a Web platform that is intended to make blogging easier, allowing users to post content in a wide range of formats. Tumblr is now the 39th most viewed site on the Internet, with 10.5 million registered users. The system’s popularity has posed a few issues, causing servers to temporarily crash on Dec. 5.  Karp, 24, recently spoke about how he maintains the momentum of his venture.

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