Good ol internet. I love you.
Stop living in Oklahoma.
This is going to keep happening.
In her call, however, Mayer said she’s not too worried about eliminating what one analyst referred to as content that isn’t “brand-safe” from the site.
The diversity of Tumblr’s content, she said, is what makes Tumblr engaging. She said that Yahoo simply needs to have “good tools for targeting” advertisements.
Mayer also said there will be more advertising on Tumblr, pumping up what’s already on the site [haha?], and perhaps working with bloggers who want ads on their Web site. With permission, of course, she added.
Shitty ads incoming. Not that this should have surprised anyone… Yahoo doesn’t flip $1.1 billion and not expect to make something back somehow.
But fuck you, Tumblr, anyway, for throwing your community to the dogs. We’re here because Facebook sucks. We invested a lot of our time in making your community what it is because Facebook sucks. By the way, Facebook sucks. I for one will patiently await a user-generated alternative to Tumblr, and promptly join. Hopefully enough of us will leave that Yahoo will find they made a dumb decision buying Tumblr in the first place.
^ I think this is hitting the nail on the head.
I can’t really expand on this except to say that Facebook sucks.