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by Tumblr User #2839: The Guy Who Was Hired from a Little Town in Florida to Help Make Internet Joy in New York

In early 2009, I was a burned-out web developer in sunny St. Pete, Florida, secretly fascinated with my popularity on this thing called Tumblr.

That’s when I got an email from Tumblr’s president, asking if he could fly me to New York to meet in person. He wanted to talk about how I might be able to help the company. (read the rest here)

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My favourite part of this story is when he emails his mom to say that he was happier than he’d been in a long time.