And despite the panic that often surrounds the perceived effects of social media on young people — such as fears about Facebook and privacy , Snapchat and sexting , and Instagram and narcissism — Tumblr is often left out of the debate.
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Although Tumblr is often used daily, it also seems to have a limited lifespan — which is unsurprising, given the intensity of interaction and content that many users report.
To do so, we surveyed over 1, people aged who identified in these ways.
What makes Tumblr special is the mix of content you will find there.
Engaging with online peer networks can be easier, and less risky, than talking to close friends. Revising Pevsner — York, York. I came out as Pan on Tumblr a few years ago, when being Pan was seen as just a fancy way of saying Bi. Above all, Tumblr characterises itself as a space of creative freedom. In , we organised a research project called Scrolling Beyond Binaries to explore the ways young people of diverse genders and sexualities use social media.