Tumblr has been sold!

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  1. Ai chan

    Ai chan Queen of Yuri, Devourer of Traps, Abused Witch

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    Some time ago, Ai-chan made a thread talking about how Verizon identified that Tumblr's traffic had fallen so rapidly after their porn ban that they were looking to sell them. There were a lot of memes about this.
    https://forum.novelupdates.com/posts/4523440/
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    They claimed that the article was hogwash and they were not going to sell Tumblr.
    https://forum.novelupdates.com/threads/tumblr-is-for-porn-again.86227/

    Well guess what, they DID end up selling Tumblr! It was sold last month for way less than they paid them for, at 3 million dollars! Of course, Verizon paid 5 billion for everything Yahoo owns, but the only thing of worth that Yahoo still owned apart from their yahoo mail was Tumblr. In the grand scheme of things, it is the same as Verizon paying for the whole house for like $20,000 before selling the garage and everything in it (including the two Mercedes Benz) for 50 cents.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...ner-wordpress-just-bought-site-fraction-that/
    https://www.cracked.com/article_26624_verizon-ruined-tumblr-just-sold-it-peanuts.html

    In comparison, even this bluefin tuna sold for much more
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...okyo-fish-market-scarcity-clouds-celebration/

    That's what happens when you kick out 90% of your users by banning porn, which has been the only thing most people go to your site in the first place. It's almost the same as google.com saying they will discontinue google search and google map. What do you have now?

    We knew it was going to happen. We said it was going to happen, but neither Verizon nor that douchebag Jeff D'Onofrio listened. And now what did we tell you? Sometimes you just have to get your ass out of your rich ass and listen to people when they tell you "Don't do it!"

    Now, the owner of Wordpress owns Tumblr. Will he reverse the decision to ban porn or will he stick to it? Nobody knows, his replies have been very ambiguous. However, we now know that the porn bot that tumblr uses no longer detects any 'female presenting nipples'. Was the bot deactivated? Who knows, but everyone who posts 'female presenting nipples' and sexual positions are no longer being flagged. For now, at least.
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/14/...utomattic-wordpress-verizon-changes-vergecast

    What do you think? Will tumblr become porn central again? Will wordpress people make it great again? Or will it continue to decline until death?

    Oh by the way, tumblr users already moved to bdsmlr.
     
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  2. ADABANA

    ADABANA Well-Known Member

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    Porn rules the web
     
  3. lygarx

    lygarx Lazy Translator

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    Porn makes up 69 percent of the internet. The rest is just spam
     
  4. Valex

    Valex New Member

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    Heres to hoping they bring tumblr back to its prime
     
  5. Capsize

    Capsize Would you like to be isekai’d? ψ(`∇´)ψ

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    The internet is for porn. :blobowoevil_horns:
     
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    Tumblristas are absolutely seething
     
  7. SquirFail

    SquirFail The One Who Forgets, Dreamer, Observer

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    just like the song
     
  8. SilverJoker

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    this video is now 10x funnier *w*
     
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  9. G4merSylver

    G4merSylver Well-Known Member

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    Tumblr didn't ban porn because they just wanted to do it, it was a freak out situation with a new US law being passed (I forgot which) that would get them in real deep shit. So instead of banning with a targeted style they just whacked everything at once.
     
  10. Renaxan

    Renaxan [Squirrel that eat any novel except BL]

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    I love it when anything porn web related happen, it just blown internet.
    Back when HH drama happen too.

    This prove people mostly using internet for porn.:blobowoevil_horns:

    I doubt tumblr will regain their former glory tho.
     
  11. gandalf

    gandalf Patriarch "You Shall Not Pass"

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    Hah! I knew it!

    As a man of culture, i deleted my Tumblr account after their announcement of the p-ban...

    Porn is the be all and end all of all things.
     
  12. ru5ty

    ru5ty Citizen of MILF Kingdom

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    what!!!!i never knew tumblr has porn :blobsob:. well i always search it on more appropriate sources like p-hub or r-tube
     
  13. Aicila

    Aicila Huh?

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    It's really hard to make any kind of proper conclusion when you don't have the same statistics to look at that the people who made the big decisions did, but I think I can kinda see where they were coming from at the time (banning porn) in that they thought they had cornered a niche of the market (sjw's and shit) and the ban would pander to them and in turn create some kind of safe space. Did it backfire? Absolutely. As for why, who knows. People who get paid a lot more money than we did obviously looked at some numbers and thought 'yep, this is where to go.'

    From here? Who cares. The ship has sailed. Just business, unfortunately. They can't all win.
     
  14. Nyanko

    Nyanko Psychotic Cat Princess

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    BDSMlr? Sounds totally to my taste. Where's my whip...
     
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    I think PornHub once want to buy tumbler but Verizon said nah mate

    My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined
     
  16. Simon

    Simon [The Pure One's Chief Steward][Demon Beast]

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    What do expect when you ban something that generates 25% of all traffic.
     
  17. SenjiQ

    SenjiQ [Wise, for a Bird]

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    This is news a month ago. Why bring it up again now?
     
  18. onnyfp

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    That's just business. You make a move and you take risk. Sometimes it's brilliant move, sometimes you just get screwed.
     
  19. Zheya

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    They underestimated the power of everyone's libido!
     
  20. tsundere_taichou

    tsundere_taichou [Cute Demon Sect]

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    Its fine they will make back the loss in like 2 months by fucking over their customers as usual.