hey hi hey: sushiandpie: the amount of people upset over Yahoo making an offer on... -
the amount of people upset over Yahoo making an offer on Tumblr
you realize that according to employees Tumblr only has enough funds to run for a few more months right
do you want Yahoo or some other company to buy tumblr and not only HAVE CUSTOMER SERVICE OF SOME SORT…
I want tumblr to be bought—but I’d prefer a company with whom I have less of a history of frustration.
Yahoo isn’t the worst choice out there, but I feel like there have to be better ones. Or if not, maybe I really am better off migrating to the next social media startup.
I’ve migrated Internet “homes” many times over the years as sites have gone down, been sold or sold out, or simply grown old and deserted by others. I expect eventually I’ll pick up and move on from tumblr, too. I was just hoping it wouldn’t be this soon.
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A review by one of the folks sums it up perfectly:
“What worries me about Yahoo! buying Tumblr is how it would choose to incorporate the website into its email and homepage features. One of the reasons why Tumblr is so unique is because it’s a niche market. By adding more users who don’t fit into this niche, it would make it more difficult for communities to develop within Tumblr, and Tumblr would have to change to accommodate these new users. Tumblr as a website is not the kind that you can sign up for in a day and be on your way. It is a website crafted so that you can immediately post but must spend several weeks, sometimes even months, to build a community. With new users who would not be willing to spend time growing a community, Tumblr would have to be changed, which would alienate its current users. Those users have spent time and effort to make Tumblr what it is today, and they are the ones who spend time on the website daily. A user who is checking onto Tumblr because it’s attached to their homepage is not going to be as strong of a user nor as dedicated. By changing the website to suit this new user, you would lose the strong users while building an undedicated usership.
To any website that would think of buying Tumblr, they must understand that it is a website that cannot be changed to make it more user friendly to a casual blogger. I think that many Tumblr users would be less worried about a buy-out if they were promised that their communities and ways of using Tumblr would not be changed. No one is going to mind Yahoo! buying the website and gaining a few extra million dollars per year from the minimal advertising; what we will be upset with is if a company like Yahoo! then changes the website to increase casual users and decrease dedicated users. Yahoo! would gain nothing by losing this “cool” group of bloggers in an age group they so desperately want to reach, so they must cater to these individuals by leaving the website exactly as is.” - houseoftombombadilAs much as is does sound like a load of bullshit for someone to buy Tumblr, it’s a possibility. I Personally think it should stay independent and I hope David Karp keeps a hold of it like his own child. Or we make enough noise to where such major changes (if bought) will not happen. I would hate to see Tumblr turned into an advertising dump.We’re not a ‘hip fad group’ to be marketed to. I hate the fact that’s all we look like to businesses in the end.
im laughing because every single comment on that article says its a terrible idea. not one person agrees and that’s saying something
(Source: my--teen--quote, via watchthelightfade)
[W]hen we launch in a territory the Bittorrent traffic drops as the Netflix traffic grows. So I think people do want a great experience and they want access – people are mostly honest. The best way to combat piracy isn’t legislatively or criminally but by giving good options. One of the side effects of growth of content is an expectation to have access to it. You can’t use the internet as a marketing vehicle and then not as a delivery vehicle. —
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix (via laliberty)
Look, someone who gets it.
I just saw a meme that said “describe yourself in 3 television characters.”
My mind immediately piped up: Kurt Hummel, Dean Winchester, Spongebob Squarepants.
Me = Daria, George Lass and Santana Lopez, though.
Willow, Charlie Epps, CJ Craig?
Attempting to paint a female hobbit fighter of color. This is an old RP character of mine named Mousse (all my characters were named after foods…).
Halp, how do I anatomy
(Any helpful comments before I continue?)
For anyone who ever talks to me in, like, any other medium:
I make funny noises. It is part of the way I communicate. They can be greetings, questions, placeholders, or just plain funny noises. I do it over text, too. Generally there is some correlation between noise and mood/thought, but it may take practice to learn.
It is a Thing. You have been warned.
This will introduce you to a color you’ve probably never seen before.
True “Cyan”. Usually most people find it an ugly color, or just an ordinary light blue. BUT! Computers and TVs dilute the actual appearance of cyan and when you see it, its fucking awesome.
SO! Stare at the white dot for 2 minutes. Just as long as you can. The circle will get fuzzy and youll start to see a ring forming. Back your head up slowly and look around the edge of the circle.
Craziest, best blue Ive ever seen.
CLICK FOR FULL SIZE. MAKES IT 13249140192 TIMES BETTER
freaking trip omg.
I don’t know whether this doesn’t work on me (possible) or whether other people just don’t like cyan as much as I do (also possible)—within about a minute, I had identified four or five objects around me that were roughly the same color as the color I saw doing this.
(Source: , via dontapplylogictowho)
Why do dogs go mental when they see another dog
I imagine that in their heads they’re like
THAT IS DOG
I AM DOG
DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG
that’s like what happens when we see a member of our fandom in public
we’re just like
YOU ARE FAN
I AM FAN
FAN FAN FAN FAN FAN FAN