How Tumblr reconciles political activism with business


Tumblr is an Internet property known for its pronounced activist streak. That’s as true for its community as it is for the company as a whole. Where other businesses have remained silent, the youth-oriented blogging service has been at the center of several fraught battles, including net neutrality, reproductive rights, and the fight against SOPA — the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act. David Karp, speaking on-stage at TNW Conference with with Martin Bryant, former TNW Editor-at-Large and current community editor at Tech North, discussed how he reconciles his role as a business leader, with his desire to effect change in…

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