Things Tumblr Users Like To Post

1. Screencaps From Sofia Coppola Movies

People on tumblr LOVE posting pictures from Sofia Coppola movies for some reason. There’s just something so artsy and original about a shot of a depressed Kirsten Dunst looking like she wants to kill herself and dressed as either Lux Lisbon or Marie Antoinette. It kind of makes sense that people would be drawn to the aesthetic of Sofia Coppola’s movies since she has a gift for taking something depressing and turning it into something beautiful (I love Sofia, I’ll admit it.)

2. Pictures With Incredibly Depressing Captions

Posting a black and white picture with a caption that says something like “I wish I was happy” or “suicide is painless” is the perfect way to get out all of the angst that is in your heart and put it on the internet for the world to see. Whatever happened to feeling things without letting 300 million people know about it?

3. Pictures of Famished Models

Pictures of models or girls that look like they live off of half a carrot and a line of cocaine a day are hot commodities in the Tumblr world. Can you see all of her ribs, her hipbones and her spine? Perfect! Does she look like she could collapse from malnutrition any minute? Even better! Is she wearing an outfit that costs more than you make in a year? Great!

4. Pictures of Food

Tumblr is the place to go if you want to look at your calories on a screen instead of actually consuming them. Popular food items posted on Tumblr include cupcakes, pizza, ice cream and for the more health conscious extravagant displays of fruit. There are even whole Tumblrs dedicated to “food porn” (two words that I would have never thought of putting together.)

5. Pictures of Kurt Cobain

People on Tumblr love Kurt Cobain. Long haired Kurt, short haired Kurt, Kurt and Courtney, Kurt and his daughter, Kurt with Nirvana are all popular among the Tumblr crowd.

6. Pictures of France

Tumblr users love all things French. Those weird looking multi-colored macaroons, the Eiffel tower, Monte Carlo, Versailles, quotes in French that chances are nobody can actually understand … it can all be found on Tumblr. Can you imagine what would happen if Tumblr decided to give a free ticket to Paris to one of its users? These girls would shit their pants. This one kind of annoys me because I feel like people think they’re so original because they want to speak French and live in an apartment overlooking the Eiffel tower but in all actuality everyone else probably wants to do that too.TC mark

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  • Joel

    Way to go.

  • Joel

    Way to go.

  • Anonymous

    Nail on the head. 

  • http://twitter.com/becki_says_rawr Becki Barlow

    i’m a tumblr user. reblogging disney/doctor who/harry potter gif.s and any photo/caption combo that makes me laugh is more my thing. not all of us are teenage emos thanks

    • Anonymous

      My entire tumblr is what you just described Becki. And some social commentary, politics, and the occasional crazy recipe I want to make.

  • http://twitter.com/hbic09 Eria

    There should be a “HARRY POTTER”  in there somewhere. and Cats.

    • Customconcern

      I like how you gave Cats the capital letter they deserve. 

    • Customconcern

      I like how you gave Cats the capital letter they deserve. 

  • Also, porn.

    This is obviously the hipster/girly/emo version, the Harry Potter/etc. fandom is a whole other animal.

  • Customconcern

    You forgot about the instantly rebloggable little cartoons that express what deep feelings the user is having, like this one– http://rainbowsqueeze.tumblr.com/post/5595977003/gpoy

    Its popularity, I think, is more widely indicative of Tumblr’s population than any of the examples you posted, although they were all correct. Fifty-seven thousand notes? I’m gonna go cut myself now. 

  • M909

    Rage toons, cats, Harry Potter, anti-Bieber.

    Oh, and don’t forget that Tumblr has a disproportionate amount of 12-year-old bisexuals…

  • FalseObjectivity

    I’ve never seen any of these things on tumblr, just about ever.

  • janel obrien

    not me! corgiprincess.tumblr.com

  • http://profiles.google.com/btlcs90 syahmi azri

    where’s the memes? they deserved a spot up there.

  • angela

    These are inaccurate. 

  • Anonymous

    So true on the France thing. My dashboard pretty much consists of Anna Karina looking sad and Jane Birkin smoking. I don’t have the heart to tell them that neither of those women are French.

    • Inflammatorywrit

      If neither of them are French, how is that a “France thing”?

    • Inflammatorywrit

      If neither of them are French, how is that a “France thing”?

      • EP

        I think she means that she follows people that strictly post things related to France, yet they’re posting people that aren’t French.

        Also, number six pisses me off because I love the French language, and not because I think it’s the cool thing to do.  #lame

  • bruno

    you forgot upside down crosses…

  • faith

    follow different people?

  • Ro

    Hey, those weird looking multi-colored macarons are delicious.

  • Lillie

    So, not much of a tumblr user, are you? Or maybe my tumblr interests are just more expansive than yours. Get in touch and do some research before you write. Or narrow your title.

  • guest

    shame that articles try and belittle tumblr constantly on this website when a large majority of readers are actually from tumblr… 
    and really the generic moan about tweens tumblr posts is getting dull and has been exhausted by many other (superior) writers. 

  • kittie

    you forgot porn gifs

    • http://twitter.com/galette_rois Julian Galette

      People don’t even realize how much porn is on tumblr. And how freaking well categorized it is. 

  • Pepe

    How is it that you missed saying that Tumblr is full of Harry Potter maniacs (me included)? 

    Or is it only me whose dash is filled with Potter?

    I’d like to say this post is accurate but…not really.

  • anon

    who let you post this article? and why are you seemingly following 14 year olds on tumblr? this is just tasteless. whatever may have been cute about it was negated by all the negativity and over generalizations. i am disappoint. 

  • anon

    who let you post this article? and why are you seemingly following 14 year olds on tumblr? this is just tasteless. whatever may have been cute about it was negated by all the negativity and over generalizations. i am disappoint. 

  • http://twitter.com/lukebourassa Luke Bourassa

    Mixtapes or GTFO

  • Beef Turkey

    All of these are so incredibly true, espesh the Marie Antoinette screen grabs. But there are also the million gazillion typography posts that don’t even say anything ironic or funny. It could jut be “Broccoli” but if it’s in a cool typefont and has been posted by someone with tattoos who rides a bike, then it will get reblogged. thousands of times.  

  • Ella

    Here’s some advice: don’t follow those people. I follow hundreds of great blogs on tumblr that don’t post these things.

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