So in the most recent episode of Doctor Who ‘Kill The Moon' (set in 2049) there is a scene where the teenage character Courtney mentions she is putting photos up on Tumblr. Hermione Norris’ character makes a throw-away comment that her Gran used to put things on Tumblr. Despite it being a harmless line, it kind of bugs me…
Hermione Norris is 47, The episode is set in 2049. So if Norris’ character was born in 2002 presumably that means her mother was born around 1980 and subsequently her Gran would have been born around 1960. Tumblr began in 2007. Meaning a Grandmother in her late 40s is a trendy woman using Tumblr, which in itself is not a problem and certainly not outside the realms of plausibility. I am simply choosing to nit-pick at this line said in the episode as it is not representative of the age range most common of Tumblr users. (i.e. teenagers/young adults)
Do you know of or are you a trendy Grandma using Tumblr? I want to meet you! I am curious to know what you blog about.