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| 2014 || || Leadership || {{w|Barack Obama}} and {{w|David Karp}} talk about how to pronounce the word {{w|GIF}}.<ref name="Today in Media History"/>
| 2014 || July 11 || Controversy || {{w|DashCon}} (originally named Tumbl-Con) is organized as an unofficial {{w|fan convention}} catering primarily to users of Tumblr, with a particular emphasis on {{w|fandom}}s.<ref>{{cite web|title=When Fandom Falls Apart: DashCon Edition|url=|publisher=io9|date=13 July 2014|accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Bachman|first1=Lynne|title=DashCon convention doomed from the start|url=|publisher=Baltimore Post-Examiner|date=24 July 2014|accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Keilman|first1=John|title=Bloggers mock stumbles at Tumblr convention|url=|publisher=Chicago Tribune|archiveurl=|archivedate=6 October 2014|date=17 July 2014|accessdate=26 August 2014}}</ref> Held in {{w|Schaumburg, Illinois}}, northwestern suburb of {{w|Chicago}}, the convention would quickly become becomes infamous for allegations of mismanagement and corruption among organizers, who over the course of one weekend, would take US$17,000 from conventiongoers as part of an emergency fundraising drive, failing to pay any of their high-profile guests, and attempting to compensate disappointed ticket-holders by offering them an “extra” hour in a children’s ball pit, fitting only around six people.<ref>{{cite web|last1=Pearl|first1=Mike|title=YOU KNOW THAT TUMBLR CONVENTION THAT WENT TO SHIT? IT WASN'T THAT BAD|url=|publisher=Vice|date=15 July 2014|accessdate=26 August 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Carmino Tamburro|first1=Paul|title=Embarrassing Tumblr Convention ‘DashCon’ Branded a Scam After Raising $17,000|url=|publisher=Crave Online|date=14 July 2014|accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=The inaugural DashCon 2014 did not go as planned |url= | |accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref>
| 2015 || January || Product || Tumblr launches Creatrs Network, an advertising platform aimed at helping connect Tumblr bloggers with brands and other organizations that want to use Tumblr artist content in their ads and marketing.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr Launches Creative Agency to Connect Artists With Advertisers |url= | |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr Launches An In-House Ad Agency That Pairs Creators With Big Brands |url= | |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr Launches New Ad Initiative to Connect Popular Bloggers With Major Brands |url= | |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref>