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Tumblr is a social networking microblog.
In December 2015, Yahoo put their Tumblr service into the "decide on" category in their Action Plan, according to their 2015 shareholder presentation.
Users can change their account names into the format used for deleted accounts. Specifically, USERNAME-deactivated-[Any amount of digits, 0-9]. Users who do this are unaccessible via their main account page, or directly linked to posts. Their posts will still show up in searches, and their "archive" url will work. This doesn't seem to have an effect on the API, and tumblr-utils will still work just fine. For an example of this tomfoolery, see the archive page of user "diediedie3344-deactivated-204913".
Another quirk is that tumblr accounts that appear to be on a different domain name are still accessible at, and show up in searches as, their account name. Trying to go to any page on the accountname.tumblr.com end redirects you to the same page on the custom-url-here.com page. For an example of this behavior, see user "homosethsual" which redirects to ranpos.star.is
- gettumblrpics, simple script to download images from a tumblr feed as they appear in it
- tumblr-utils, tumblr_backup.py can make a local backup of posts (XML default), video, audio and images.
- Tumblrsagi, Code to grab blogs from the API and stuff them into a database for rehosting, used by this tumblr archive
- http://soup.io can automatically mirror the contents of a tumblr blog as they are posted, which may be useful for maintaining an offsite-copy which can be archived later.