Tumblr’s First Year Without Porn

The Atlantic on 2019-12-03

The engine of internet culture is chugging along, changed

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By Kaitlyn Tiffany

There are two stories about what Tumblr was like in 2019, its first year after officially prohibiting sex acts, nudity, and “female-presenting nipples.”

The first is that it barely survived. From 2018 to 2019, the average number of unique…