how can i find an earliest tumblr post?
November 24, 2021 9:54 AM   Subscribe

i want to find the earliest post on tumblr of william s. burroughs, a thanksgiving prayer, but google advanced search has failed me so far. is there a specialized search engine that would be good for this? a google advanced search technique that would work?
posted by mumblelard to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Google searches will only find public tumblr posts, but a Google query like "Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons"
only turns up a handful of results, which can be checked manually. I think the oldest is this one, posted 27 November 2008. That's only ~1.5 years after tumblr was founded.
posted by jedicus at 10:47 AM on November 24 [4 favorites]

I misread the question the first time, and so I got to have the delightful experience of being like 'Wait, William S. Burroughs was on Tumblr?'
posted by box at 11:10 AM on November 24 [11 favorites]

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