It had taken Pizza more than two years to reach this milestone. At first, she mostly posted photos of party outfits—hipster photos, she thought. Pizza also wrote some funny one-liners, but otherwise she reblogged jokes, switching back and forth between fashion and comedy. She tried out new names, new personas, changing her URL a few times; after a couple of years, she went all-joke.
Tumblr's adult content ban dismays some users: 'It was a safe space'
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Tumblr's NSFW ban comes at great cost to the community and little gain to the company's long-term prospects. In February of , the microblogging and social networking site, Tumblr, officially launched. The platform was renowned for its progressive community, providing a place where issues related to identity, body image, and sexuality could be discussed healthily. Most notably, Tumblr benefited from the Russian government takeover of the fellow blogging site, LiveJournal, and its censorship of pro-LGBTQ discussions, prompting many LiveJournal users to flee to the Tumblr platform. Users appreciated this type of content for its depiction of healthy sex practices, opportunities for sexual exploration, and openness to taboo discussions, such as sex work. Tumblr addressed its child pornography problem by enacting a ban, starting December 17th, on NSFW content. Tumblr has repeatedly tried to assuage concerns by making a number of exceptions to this policy such as written erotica, nudity found in art, and gender-confirmation surgery, but it has failed to convince users.
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But it was a place where there were others like her, who had similar questions, similar problems, similar stories. We want to make sure that we continue to foster this type of diversity of expression in the community, so our new policy strives to strike a balance. But for some in the LGBT community and also the sex worker community, there were concerns. They said Tumblr, founded in , was where they felt comfortable expressing themselves because of the allowance for explicit adult content. Serafino posted videos and photographs of herself and received body-positive feedback from others.