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| 1986 || || Leadership || American {{w|web developer}} {{w|David Karp}} is born in {{w|New York City}}.<ref name="A History of Tumblrd">{{cite web |title=A History of Tumblr – See How David Karp Founded The Company |url=https://businessideaslab.com/tumblr-history/ |website=businessideaslab.com |accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
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| 1997 || || Leadership || David Karp reads the book HTML for Dummies and teaches himself how to build Web pages.<ref name="David Karp: The Mastermind">{{cite book |last1=Latchana Kenney |first1=Karen |title=David Karp: The Mastermind behind Tumblr |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=dBGXAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22davidville%22+%22renamed%22+%22tumblr%22&source=bl&ots=8uxfn1w2wr&sig=ACfU3U2umddxWCed4E58OCtud5OFcfGVNQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwixvuXq7YXmAhWPIbkGHfEMD2UQ6AEwDHoECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22davidville%22%20%22renamed%22%20%22tumblr%22&f=false}}</ref>
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| 2000 || || || Fourteen years old David Karp begins interning at Federator Studios.<ref name="David Karp: The Mastermind"/>
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| 2002 || || || David Karp starts coding for UrbanBaby.<ref name="David Karp: The Mastermind"/>
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| 2005 || March || || 17-year-old German high school student Chris Neukirchen invents the tumblelog system, specifically for super-short blogging. Neukirchen uses the term ''tumblin'' on his site [https://anarchaia.org/ Anarchaia]. The only rule for tumblelogs is that they be a single paragraph, a rule that persists on many Tumblr formats today. Anarchaia would be followed by "Projectionist", a blog project from Americans Marcel Molina and Sam Stephenson.<ref name="These Screengrabs Show David Karp Did NOT Invent The 'Tumblelog' That Gave Birth To Tumblr">{{cite web |title=These Screengrabs Show David Karp Did NOT Invent The 'Tumblelog' That Gave Birth To Tumblr |url=https://www.businessinsider.com/the-history-of-tumblr-2013-5 |website=businessinsider.com |accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
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| 2006 || || || Karp leaves UrbanBaby to focus on his own consulting company, Davidville. Karp hires Marco Arment to be an engineer for Davidville.<ref name="David Karp: The Mastermind"/>|-| 2006 || June || || The development of tumblr Tumblr begins by young David Karp. It would become public less than a year later.<ref name="a Breif History of tumblr">{{cite web |title=a Breif History of tumblr |url=https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/a-breif-history-of-tumblr |website=timetoast.com |accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
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| 2007 || || || Marcel Molina receives a message from Karp that he is publishing his first "Tumblr" tumbleblog, inspired by Projectionist. Karp format is presented as a new and advanced short-form blogging format in several ways.<ref name="These Screengrabs Show David Karp Did NOT Invent The 'Tumblelog' That Gave Birth To Tumblr"/>
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| 2007 || February 19 || Service launch || In his mother's small apartment located in {{w|Manhattan}}, David Karp launches Tumblr as a free, simplified microblogging service that facilitates the creation of {{w|tumblelog}}s (a sort of short-form blogs), useful for featuring links, short paragraphs and a stream of consciousness style. It becomes useful for users who want to setup quick and easy link blogs or photo blogs.<ref name="a Breif History of tumblr"/> The service is co-founded with Marco Arment.<ref name="Today in Media History">{{cite web |title=Today in Media History: David Karp and Marco Arment launched Tumblr in 2007 |url=https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2015/today-in-media-history-david-karp-and-marco-arment-launched-tumblr-in-2007/ |website=poynter.org |accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref><ref name="8 Insane Moments on Tumblr That Will Go Down in History">{{cite web |title=8 Insane Moments on Tumblr That Will Go Down in History |url=https://www.geek.com/culture/8-insane-moments-on-tumblr-that-will-go-down-in-history-1764378/ |website=geek.com |accessdate=13 September 2019}}</ref> The consulting arm of Davidville is shut down, and the company is renamed Tumblr, Inc. Karp sells 25% of his company for US$750,000 to a small group of investors.<ref name="These Screengrabs Show David Karp Did NOT Invent The 'Tumblelog' That Gave Birth To Tumblr"/>|-| 2007 || October || || Karp shuts down his consultancy business as his work with Tumblr demands more time.<ref>{{cite AV media |last1 = Karp |first1 = David |date = September 27, 2011 |title = David Karp, Founder and CEO, Tumblr - #MyStartupStory |type = Video |url = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bgu-yT4YeE |accessdate = February 24, 2013 |time = 1:40 |publisher = {{w|Hiscox}} |quote = It took about six months before I just gave in and said 'Alright, I'm pissing off my clients, we're not returning their calls, Tumblr seems to be where our hearts are, let's go for it.' }}</ref>
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| 2007 || November 1 || Service launch || Tumblr website is fully launched.<ref name="A History of Tumblrd"/>
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