Tumblr Is Getting Ads! Here's What They'll Look Like

From the company that said it never would. Tumblr is planting a little billboard next to your dashboard stream.

Here's Tumblr's CEO, David Karp, talking to the LA Times in 2010:

We're pretty opposed to advertising," Karp said this week in an interview at the company's Park Avenue office. "It really turns our stomachs."

And then here he is again, a week ago, talking to Ad Age:

Our attitude toward all this attention on Tumblr, which we could very easily throw a Google Adsense on and be profitable tomorrow -- that's so far down the list, I mean, we're selling our desks to avoid that, it's a complete last resort.

Aaaaaaand then here he is at the Ad Age Digital Conference yesterday:

I was probably being an idiot then.

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