September 30, 2014

rapiddescent:

Common wisdom has it that Tumblr is filled mostly with people in their  teens and early twenties. I keep seeing people talk about being “older than the average” Tumblr user and naturally, that makes me curious to know, well, how old is the average Tumblr user, really? Fortunately, other people are interested in this, too, and have already done some surveys. This data comes from Google Doubleclick Ad Planner data that has been available to advertisers. It is from 2012, but it probably hasn’t changed significantly since then. This data came from the United States only, and the demographics may vary somewhat in other countries. 

Tumblr skews toward the younger end of the social media world, but the average age of Tumblr users is actually 34.6 years old. This is only a little bit younger than the average age for social media users as a whole (36.9). The youngest Tumblr users (0-24) are about 30% of total, while the next two groups (25-44) look like added together they’re a bit over 40%. Another website breaks down the same Ad Planner age data a bit differently and shows that people over 35 are 47% of Tumblr users. (13-17=8%; 18-34=45%). Compared to Facebook, where 66% of users are over 35, Tumblr definitely has a younger set of users. The average age, however, is still around going to be around 34 years old. No matter how you slice it,Tumblr is younger than most other social media sites, but not as young as you might think it is.

In terms of gender, the surveys only gathered data on male and female.Tumblr has 62% women, a fairly higher amount of women than Facebook (57%). but not nearly as much as Pinterest or Blogger.

So, while it’s fair to say that Tumblr is a more “youthful” site than most other social media sites, the idea that the “average” Tumblr user is in the youngest age group is incorrect.

I’m extremely curious about all this and this is my first inquiry into the topic. I haven’t even looked into the academic literature yet. So this is sort of a first look. I’ll definitely post about it when I find a properly designed, peer reviewed and published survey on the matter.

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September 28, 2014

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September 27, 2014

thinkveganworld:

Author Alice Walker on not eating cows.

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September 27, 2014

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September 24, 2014
Ferrari 288 GTO, 1985.

Ferrari 288 GTO, 1985.

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September 23, 2014
Because autumn.

Because autumn.

September 22, 2014
italocontador:

Super Section. Oil on Canvas. 2013

italocontador:

Super Section. Oil on Canvas. 2013

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September 22, 2014
wishedforworlds:

The old sound board at KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles

wishedforworlds:

The old sound board at KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles

September 22, 2014

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September 20, 2014

Laniakea: Our home supercluster

Amazing.

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September 20, 2014
e-brooks:

fuckyeahspaceship:

Size Comparison - Science Fiction Spaceships by DirkLoechel

Mostly this is for heatherinanutshell. Spaceships!

Spaceships! This is so cool!!

e-brooks:

fuckyeahspaceship:

Size Comparison - Science Fiction Spaceships by DirkLoechel

Mostly this is for heatherinanutshell. Spaceships!

Spaceships! This is so cool!!

September 19, 2014
gpoy

gpoy

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September 18, 2014

Hiatus, We Can Be Ghosts Now (featuring Shura)

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September 18, 2014

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September 17, 2014

Same.

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