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Yahoo! Board is buying Tumblr. Discuss.

Last posted May 30, 2013 at 03:20PM EDT. Added May 18, 2013 at 11:00PM EDT
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Lone K.K. Slider wrote:

Here’s the source for the article, and the key to my account. I’ll be heading to somewhere else with my gigabyte of porn, hope you all had a fun life!

I lied about the porn. It’s only 1 megabyte.

1 megabyte of porn. Just like your dick, thats pretty small. Lol jk rofl lmao

Anyways, I can’t say I have any opinions on the matter at this moment. Does anyone here have any reasons for why they should/shouldn’t buy tumblr?

May 19, 2013 at 01:32AM EDT
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All Capitalist tend to sell out their customers for minor gain. Only communism can stop this slavery of mankind.

EDIT: You will also get free cellphones. Cell phones should be a right!

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May 19, 2013 at 01:48AM EDT

Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

I don’t want Yahoo! getting their filthy stinking hands all over Tumblr.

Yahoo! can go screw themselves

What’s wrong with Yahoo besides the old racists teabaggers that fill the comment boards?

May 19, 2013 at 02:27AM EDT
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How would you feel if Yahoo! bought out 4chan?

My reason is that I simply want Tumblr to remain itself. People like it exactly for what it is and the people who currently use it

But the moment Yahoo! gets the right to mess with it, mess with it they will.

I predict that Tumblr will get absorbed into their invasive advertising business model. They will alter the interface with a load of unwanted features. They will probably also merge Tumblr accounts with Yahoo! accounts so you need to agree with Yahoo!‘s EULA in order to use Tumblr and all the garbage that comes with that. We can also expect filthy casuals from Yahoo!’s existing user base to come in and flood Tumblr with casualness. You just know Yahoo! will parade their newly acquired junction around and invite everyone to make a Tumblr and suddenly your NSFW Sonic OC ask-tumblr just got more accessible to the world or worse, Yahoo! starts restricting what you can and cannot feature on Tumblr thus robbing the speciality of it

Is that an overreaction? Yes. I’m totally overreacting. I just don’t like seeing yet another proudly independent subculture sell out once again to the all consuming online media overlords.

Check out the comment section on that article. The tumblers aren’t enthusiastic about it either.

May 19, 2013 at 03:01AM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

How would you feel if Yahoo! bought out 4chan?

My reason is that I simply want Tumblr to remain itself. People like it exactly for what it is and the people who currently use it

But the moment Yahoo! gets the right to mess with it, mess with it they will.

I predict that Tumblr will get absorbed into their invasive advertising business model. They will alter the interface with a load of unwanted features. They will probably also merge Tumblr accounts with Yahoo! accounts so you need to agree with Yahoo!‘s EULA in order to use Tumblr and all the garbage that comes with that. We can also expect filthy casuals from Yahoo!’s existing user base to come in and flood Tumblr with casualness. You just know Yahoo! will parade their newly acquired junction around and invite everyone to make a Tumblr and suddenly your NSFW Sonic OC ask-tumblr just got more accessible to the world or worse, Yahoo! starts restricting what you can and cannot feature on Tumblr thus robbing the speciality of it

Is that an overreaction? Yes. I’m totally overreacting. I just don’t like seeing yet another proudly independent subculture sell out once again to the all consuming online media overlords.

Check out the comment section on that article. The tumblers aren’t enthusiastic about it either.

Pretty much all of this. When a company takes over, they don’t really care how well the site is doing. Matter of fact, the buying company only buys the opposing company in order to stop competitors from competing with them, sort of like a bribe. I know this for reasons, trust me.

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May 19, 2013 at 03:09AM EDT

I’ll say…

Even to someone who does not even have a Tumblr(…yet),I do not want Yahoo to get there hands on it because it already doing so well on its own.
Whenever when one company buys an another,they are obviously going to make huge changes to the latter,whether we like it or not(and most of the time,not).
And it’s also most likely they will add something to the site to get more tumblers to use Yahoo.
But who knows,it might turn out pretty well and they might change something that will please most of the tumblers,maybe even all of them,but no one can say for sure.
All I can say is I do not like the idea and have a bad felling about it,and it not just me but also a lot of people.

May 19, 2013 at 08:56AM EDT
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If Yahoo! DOES buy Tumblr, I suspect Anonymous to step in and do what we want to do.

May 19, 2013 at 11:49AM EDT
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Lone K.K. Slider wrote:

If Yahoo! DOES buy Tumblr, I suspect Anonymous to step in and do what we want to do.

Because we know how much the frequenters of 4Chan love tumblr.

May 19, 2013 at 12:19PM EDT
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Cale wrote:

Because we know how much the frequenters of 4Chan love tumblr.

No, because Anonymous doesn’t like people to screw with the internet.

May 19, 2013 at 12:29PM EDT
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If the worst happens, the most I would expect Anon to do is ditch Tumblr for the Yahoo! users and make their Blogs somewhere else.

If Tumblr makes the conscious decision to sell, then that’s their choice. There’s little point in going to war with them for that

May 19, 2013 at 12:50PM EDT
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Cale wrote:

Because we know how much the frequenters of 4Chan love tumblr.


Incognito browsers, they’ll never know~.

May 19, 2013 at 01:26PM EDT
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Everything Yahoo! buys pretty much dies. See ya, Tumblr. I wont miss you.

May 19, 2013 at 02:03PM EDT

Wsxdas, The Last Kramabender wrote:

Everything Yahoo! buys pretty much dies. See ya, Tumblr. I wont miss you.

Don’t say that.
;_;

May 19, 2013 at 02:20PM EDT
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Omomon wrote:

Don’t say that.
;_;

Well I didn’t mean all tumblr a shit.
Just most.
Gotta give a little to gain a lot.

May 19, 2013 at 02:28PM EDT

Lone K.K. Slider wrote:

No, because Anonymous doesn’t like people to screw with the internet.

Did they care when Google bought Youtube?

There’s your answer.

May 19, 2013 at 04:19PM EDT
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I never realized butthurt, drama, and social justice blogging could be worth 1.1 billion dollars.

May 19, 2013 at 06:36PM EDT
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It was over before it even started. Tumblr has been sold for $1.1 billion.

Damn.

Well at least it’s reassuring to know that Tumblr will still be managing itself and is only handing over legal ownership

May 19, 2013 at 10:47PM EDT
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Good. So I guess the $1.1 Billion is to buy ALL of tumblr, not just the legal rights to the company.

May 19, 2013 at 11:37PM EDT
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It’s funny, seeing all these people trying to calm the masses with the promise of “independence”, and even funnier that people are falling for it.

Just months after Google’s acquisition and subsequent promise to operate as a separate business of Motorola Mobility, Google began a spree of massive changes to the multi-million user company. Including large restructuring of the company, laying off over 30% of all employees, and even selling about a fifth of the entire company.

Don’t think Yahoo! is the same? That’s a laugh. Over two thirds of all acquisitions by Yahoo! are now out of business.

These promises of independence mean nothing to me. If heavy changes don’t come to Tumblr in the next coming months, I would be very surprised.

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May 20, 2013 at 11:41AM EDT
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Taryn wrote:

It’s funny, seeing all these people trying to calm the masses with the promise of “independence”, and even funnier that people are falling for it.

Just months after Google’s acquisition and subsequent promise to operate as a separate business of Motorola Mobility, Google began a spree of massive changes to the multi-million user company. Including large restructuring of the company, laying off over 30% of all employees, and even selling about a fifth of the entire company.

Don’t think Yahoo! is the same? That’s a laugh. Over two thirds of all acquisitions by Yahoo! are now out of business.

These promises of independence mean nothing to me. If heavy changes don’t come to Tumblr in the next coming months, I would be very surprised.

I had no idea Google was owned by Motorola. Although, sometimes, I wish the E.U would not exist simply because they allow things like this too happen; they seriously need to get there crap together. World governments need to start governing again. If they don’t they will end up in some corporate ruled world where no secret is safe. As Dear Leader, I totally told you so.

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May 20, 2013 at 11:54AM EDT

I may be one of the minority, but I think Yahoo! buying Tumblr was actually a very smart decision. If nobody bought Tumblr, Tumblr would have had to shut down due to expenses. And I think a lot of people would rather have a Tumblr with weird changes than no Tumblr at all. I am also the type of person to not point fingers and make accusations that Yahoo! will do things that they haven’t done to the site. I’m hoping that Tumblr’s owner knew what he was doing when he let Yahoo! buy his site, and that Yahoo keeps it’s word that it will let Tumblr continue to be independent. Worst case scenario, Yahoo! makes bad decisions to change the site and people leave for other sites. Well, this may be big news, but Tumblr is not the only place that people can use for their art/porn/fangirling/social justicing. There are probably thousands of places across the internet for people to do that sort of thing, Tumblr was just the most well known. And hell, if there aren’t any other sites to do that sort of thing, someone will frikin make it themselves because this is the internet. The internet is a place where we do not have to be cemented in one location. We can uproot ourselves and plant ourselves on other sites as much as we frikin want with little consequence. If Tumblr takes a turn for the worst, the tumblrites can always pack up and move to other blogs and sharing sites. And if Tumblr fails then it will be Yahoo! who takes the blow for it. So please, can we all just take a moment to calm ourselves? You can disagree with me if you want and say this will end badly, but can we at least stop making a huge shitstorm about this?

May 20, 2013 at 05:35PM EDT
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all the people of tumblr are gonna cry themselves to sleep.
and i laugh.
oh my god will i laugh.

May 20, 2013 at 05:54PM EDT
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@Crimson

I may be one of the minority, but I think Yahoo! buying Tumblr was actually a very smart decision. If nobody bought Tumblr, Tumblr would have had to shut down due to expenses. And I think a lot of people would rather have a Tumblr with weird changes than no Tumblr at all.

Well as long as Tumblr doesn’t undergo any changes to it’s community model, then the buyout will remain harmless and will indeed prove to be beneficial. And reports so far have indicated that this is the case which is good news. As long as this fact remains, my jimmies are de-rustled (though I speak for myself)

Apparently the alternative to not selling was shutting down due to how expensive Tumblr has become to operate which also lends a lot of credence to this event. Though I still feel Tumblr could have picked a better buyer.

I am also the type of person to not point fingers and make accusations that Yahoo! will do things that they haven’t done to the site.

They haven’t done anything to Tumblr and we don’t know if they will. But people can point fingers at what Yahoo! has done to other sites that they have bought out before. Yahoo!’s history is not good. They have an extensive track record of doing everything people fear they will do based on former buyouts. If Yahoo! wants the trust of the Tumblr community, they will need to earn it first

here are probably thousands of places across the internet for people to do that sort of thing, Tumblr was just the most well known. And hell, if there aren’t any other sites to do that sort of thing, someone will frikin make it themselves because this is the internet.

If the worst happens and Tumblr gets destroyed, yes this is the internet and life will go on. Most likely people will move to Google’s Blogspot (Why not? We use google services for everything now anyway). But it will remain a shame.

Despite being another black mark on a company notorious for their foul mishandling of great online resources, they always seem to walk away from it richer than before. Ready to repeat the process


For those downvoting my initial reaction, know this:

I hate Yahoo! for a reason. Not over fanboyism or discrimination of Yahoo users, but because of their former business practices that sunk many spurring communities, all because Yahoo! only cares about cash and data assets than community. That’s what happened to Geocities, Flickr and others. I also believe they were involved in the dot.com burst. Yahoo! is a terrible business as far as I have seen, they only got rich from gobbling up small startups and leaving them with nothing. I reserve the right to be disappointment in them for their long record of negligence

The question now is: Has Yahoo! learned it’s lesson from those mistakes?

Despite my tone, I am being optimistic that they have. We will see soon enough

May 22, 2013 at 04:02AM EDT
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Great yahoo can encourage their users to bring their retarded ass opinions and beliefs to tumblr!
Can’t wait for the dick of the year award!!!!!1

May 22, 2013 at 09:21AM EDT

What a lot of people think is that Yahoo is the same company that it was 2 years ago, it is not. They have a new CEO (who so far, is doing a pretty good job IMO). They have a lot of other stuff. If she’s smart, and the rest of the company and board of directers care at all about continued sucess at Yahoo, they will leave tumblr alone or IMPROVE it, not just kill it off or really mess with it.

May 22, 2013 at 06:38PM EDT
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and then…. everything actually turns out okay and not much happens

May 22, 2013 at 09:40PM EDT
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