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My Favourite Website.
Member Name: AJPeacey
Advantages: interesting, diverse, wide range of content,
Disadvantages: none, I love it!
It is actually physically impossible to describe Tumblr, because there is such a diverse range of content available from all over the world, it is used by every single continent.
To sum it up:
It is a blogging site, you can choose whatever URL you please followed by tumblr.com, for example: ilovedooyoo.tumblr.com (I don't know if that exists, but there's an example for you).
So on your blog you are free to post whatever content you like, some people use it as a diary, some people upload pictures, it's totally down to the individual and you can 'follow' other blogs which take your interest.
The thing that makes tumblr unique to all other blog hosts is the 'dashboard'.
On your dashboard you have a live feed of updates from the blogs that you 'follow', so when the blogs that you follow post some new content, it will show up, in chronological order on your dashboard, with me?
If you see a post that you really like the look of and you want it on your blog, tumblr has a 'reblog' tool so that you can have the content on your blog without looking like you're taking the credit for it.
Exaple: On my dashboard, I might see a really nice picture I like, or a poem that I can relate to. To have that copied onto my blog, but to show that I'm not taking the credit for work that isn't mine I'll click 'reblog' and the post will appear on my blog but show my followers that it isn't my original work.
(Note: people that copy and 'repost' without reblogging aren't thought of highly on tumblr as they're essentially stealing other peoples work, if the tumblr community find you have done this, you will receive 'hate')
There is also an 'ask' feature on tumblr, this means that your followers can ask you questions and you can either answer privately (so it sends a direct message back to them) or publicly (so it posts the Q&A on your blog).
You can also opt to have 'anonymous' turned on, which means that people can ask questions without revealing their identity and people who don't use tumblr can ask questions.
I have quite a lot of people who read my blog who don't use tumblr, so a benefit of this means that they can send questions in without having to sign up for an account themselves.
To find blogs that match your interests, people will 'tag' their posts and you can search these 'tags' ie: into funny stuff, check out 'lol' 'funny' 'humour' tags, and so on.
There's a lot of opinions voiced on tumblr, and it can get fairly political around times of hardship in the world or during elections, but it's usually positive (ie: racism and homophobia on tumblr is a HUGE no-no unless you want to get hunted down, which I think is a good thing because it nips that kind of thing right in the bud).
Overall, tumblr is now my favourite website, although it can be immensely time-wasting if you get hooked.
There is an app for smartphones too so you can post on the go!
Summary: Best website ever.