Internet Memes 101: What They Are, Where They Come From & Where to Look for Them
Internet Memes. They’re everywhere on the web these days, and they’ve only grown stronger over the past few years since we starting seeing them pop up around the mid-2000s. For anyone who might new to social media, image sharing and overall Internet culture, Internet memes can be a confusing thing to understand. So here’s a quick breakdown of...
Where to Find Funny GIFs Online
Funny GIFs can provide hours of entertainment, if you know where to look and how to find the best ones. Image sharing has been popular online for some time, but funny GIFs are the hot new trend that tend to go much more viral these days. The funniest GIFs can be hard to come by, so here are some tips on where you can start looking.
All About the Dog Shaming Tumblr Blog
It’s not every day that you see such a simple idea make a blog go completely viral online in just a few days. The popular microblogging platform known as Tumblr has helped push quite a few blogs into the realm of Internet fame, and the latest one is called “Dog Shaming.”
Where to Find Tumblr Themes for Free
Tumblr is one of the most popular blogging platforms right now, and people all over the web are scrambling to find good free Tumblr themes that look nice and professional. If you’re really dedicated to growing a popular Tumblr blog or already have a loyal readership, then you might consider hiring a web designer to customize a theme for you....
How to Become Tumblr Famous
Tumblr fame. It has both its ups and downs. On one hand, you’ve got hundreds or even thousands of Tumblr users spreading your content by reblogging it on their own blogs, and you may even receive quite a few nice compliments or interesting questions from people who submit to your “Ask” box.
The Rise of the Animated GIF
Animated images -- otherwise known as GIFs -- have been around for 25 years, but in 2013, the GIF trend has never been stronger. Back in the mid to late 90s, at the dawn of the Internet age, GIFs were normally characterized by tacky little clipart images that moved skittishly, often scattered across sites built on Geocities or Angelfire.
10 of the Biggest Tumblr Fandoms
While Twitter may be the place to go to directly follow all your favorite singers, bands, actors, celebrities and high profile heroes, Tumblr is most definitely the ultimate place to be when you really want to connect with other fans of a particular topic and interact with them. We call this Tumblr fandom – a unique part of Tumblr culture that sees hoards of mostly young people come together, forming small subsets of fan-driven communities to enjoy one another’s creative fan art, gifs, photosets, fan fiction and discussions, usually about a popular tv show or movie or celebrity or something else.
OTP stands for "One True Pairing." It's a term that's used on Tumblr a lot by users who want to describe two individuals, particularly in a fandom or work of fiction, who they think would make a great couple. Some users like to tell the community who they think their own OTP might be. Other times, they'll point out a well known fictional character or celebrity and pair them up with another character or celeb as their OTP. Although OTP is a term mostly used in teen fandom culture, some find that it's slowly creeping it's way into other non-fandom related conversations and social networking sites, like Twitter. For more weird Internet acronyms, check this out.
Tumblr URL Ideas
In May 2013, the hottest social blogging platform on the web – Tumblr – announced that it was home to more than 108 million blogs. That’s a lot of blogs. If you’re looking to start up a new Tumblr blog, good luck with getting a simple Tumblr URL to go with it. You’ll likely have to incorporate at least two or three words into your Tumblr URL since most obvious words and names have already been taken.
A hashtag is a word or phrase that has the pound symbol (#) attached to the beginning of it. Hashtags are used on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram to group messages or photos together according to a specific topic, idea, event, keyword or something else.
Reblog Yourself on Tumblr
I’m an active Tumblr user, but I never quite figured out how to reblog yourself. I saw my friend reblog herself on her own Tumblr blog, so why couldn’t I do the same? Confused, I decided to do some research. There’s a bit of dated information and a few old tutorials out there, but there I did come across one solution. It’s called XKit, and it’s probably the easiest and most effective tool that lets you reblog yourself on Tumblr.