Popular blogging site and social networking service Tumblr marked its 10 billionth post Friday, astonishing growth considering it had half that number of posts in May.
To celebrate the occasion, Tumblr has posted a message on the dashboard which reads, “We’ve just hit our 10 billionth posts! Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome journey” and temporarily displaying digital pink, yellow, purple and red confetti on its users’ dashboards.
Those 37.5 million daily posts break down to 434 posts per second, 26,000 posts per minute and 1.56 million posts per hour, Royal Pingdom (which has been monitoring Tumblr’s rapid ascent to 10 billion posts) said.
The numbers are staggering. It was only a year ago that they hit 1 billion posts. Since then, they’ve 10x’d that number. The New York-based startup has raised $40 million in funding since being founded in 2007. The service is estimated to receive about 3 billion pageviews per month.
Earlier this year, Tumblr even surpassed WordPress in terms of pageviews, money and for the highest number of hosted blogs, although it still has fewer total bloggers and visitors.
Well, that and the massive round of funding they’re about to close that should value them near $1 billion, the company is rumored to be in the midst of raising a substantial funding round that could value it at $800 million.