I’ve been in NYC for over six days and haven’t run into a single Tumblr staff member. To think I once hoped my life was an episode of LOST, rife with coincidental and plot driving run-ins with David Karp.
However, we did see a College Humor employee and a large group of RPat tween fans.
At first, I didn’t get it. It seemed unnecessary given the existing features but now I love it, and I think it was the last bit of communication that Tumblr needed. The polish and skeuomorphism of the feature makes conversations feel complete - rekindling memories of pen-pal exchanges. I can finally see that Fan Mail and Ask each have their own place, and it is comfortable.