Tumblr makes its TOS funny, inspired, bizarre

Business Insider has a piece by Caroline Moss, from January 2014, in which it profiles Tumblr’s TOS — that are funny, full of easter egg surprises, and with a strong character.

I’ll admit, I hardly ever read the Terms of Service for anything.

At best, I’ll skim it over. Mostly, I just scroll to the bottom, find the check box that says I agree, and click.

Tumblr just released their new TOS, and we urge you to actually read this one. It’s hilarious.

Here’s what you’ll find!

First, a warning to 12-year-olds, “Ask your parents for a Playstation, or try books”:


A ban on pretending to be ‘Sherlock’ actor Benedict Cumberbatch:



A message to remind you how wonderful you are:

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A reminder to not be crude:

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And a great reminder to always properly credit!

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We read all of these awesome updates to the TOS on this Tumblr, by the way. You can check out all the good nuggets in the updated terms by clicking here.

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