I fear this is the end.
Yahoo has agreed to a plan to buy Tumblr for 1.1billion dollars. And porn blogs are being deleted by an unknown group for the preparation. I don’t know if it’s Tumblr, the blog runner or Yahoo.
If Yahoo buys Tumblr then porn with be systematically removed from Tumblr and one of the biggest outlets of stress for teens and young adults will be gone.
Eventually different kinds of post will also be gone - like political posts that disagree with the norm (communism, socialism, anarchism) will be censored. Everything soulless corporations like Yahoo touch will wither and die, and Tumblr will be no more.
Yahoo is a dying bull on it’s last leg. Its saving grace it free email. That is literally the only reason it exists. It tried to be Google and failed. It tried to be CNN and failed. It tried to be something that no one needed and failed. And the greedy parasites of Yahoo’s board of directors will grasp at straws to keep the inevitable from happening.
I had a lot of good hours here, and although I didn’t make many friends, or talk to more than 4 people on an irregular basis, I liked it. I couldn’t have spent that time in any better of a fashion.
Tumblr isn’t just tweens or teens who reblogged pictures of cock and food and shoes. It was a support network. Where you could see you weren’t so different. Even if you couldn’t touch it, you were still at home. It was the place were 20 something who were victims of the capitalist failure could see that it’s not just them.
David and Marco - I’m angry and disappointed. You have planned to literally sell out. Not in the sense that an artist needs to eat, what you are doing is just fucking greed. You just dove right in for the money.
So, if Yahoo buys Tumblr, if it dies on the vine and blogs are shut down then Tumblr will loose what made it great, and I will go with it. I will not support a system of corporate bullying and money grubbing.
I don’t know what’s going to happen, but if worse comes to worse; To my followers, to all of you on Tumblr - I love you.