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(Uproxx)   Facebook vs. Yahoo in a bidding war over which company can ruin Tumblr faster: Who Ya Got?   (uproxx.com) divider line 40
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2013-05-17 11:48:22 AM
wait, is this going to ruin the free boobies Tumblr pages now?
 
2013-05-17 11:48:53 AM

swankywanky: wait, is this going to ruin the free boobies Tumblr pages now?


Pretty much my only concern.
 
2013-05-17 11:48:58 AM

swankywanky: wait, is this going to ruin the free boobies Tumblr pages now?


^^This
 
2013-05-17 11:50:57 AM
When it comes to farking something up, always go with Facebook.  Always.
 
2013-05-17 11:53:11 AM

BAMFinator: swankywanky: wait, is this going to ruin the free boobies Tumblr pages now?

^^This


THIS x 2.

or...um... "so I've heard..."
 
2013-05-17 11:56:54 AM
My money is on Yahoo they're the more socially conservative.
 
2013-05-17 11:58:08 AM
I'd rather see them destroy reddit
 
2013-05-17 11:58:50 AM
Please do it. Scorch the earth and salt the ground. Tumblr is garbage.
 
2013-05-17 12:00:11 PM
But what will happen to the hundreds of porn tumblrs?
 
2013-05-17 12:04:01 PM

Thisbymaster: But what will happen to the hundreds of porn tumblrs?


Is it weird that I would prefer porn stay distinctly separate from any forms of social media?
 
2013-05-17 12:05:10 PM

camelclub: When it comes to farking something up, always go with Facebook.  Always.


Yahoo can fark up sh*t much better than Facebook. History has already proven this to be true.
 
2013-05-17 12:07:49 PM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: Please do it. Scorch the earth and salt the ground. Tumblr is garbage.


I was thinking that. You can ruin something that is already bad, can you?
 
2013-05-17 12:09:38 PM
They hate barware? Why?

thumbs1.ebaystatic.com
 
2013-05-17 12:10:23 PM

swankywanky: wait, is this going to ruin the free boobies Tumblr pages now?


Whar are these?
/Noob to tumblr
 
2013-05-17 12:11:10 PM
Yahoo isn't Yahoo anymore. Marissa Mayer is putting some interesting things together.
 
2013-05-17 12:14:02 PM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: Thisbymaster: But what will happen to the hundreds of porn tumblrs?

Is it weird that I would prefer porn stay distinctly separate from any forms of social media?


It is on a completely diffrent social network called tumblr I have yet to find anything not gay porn related on tumblr (not that I have looked for anything non gay porn related)
 
2013-05-17 12:29:58 PM
WTF is tumblr?
 
2013-05-17 12:30:49 PM

Nightsweat: Yahoo isn't Yahoo anymore. Marissa Mayer is putting some interesting things together.


Like the crib in her personal daycare center next to her office?  Yah, she's a class act that one.  That company will be lucky if its only a Meg Whitman level of implosion.  I'm sure yahoo's customer is thrilled about new stuff shoveled onto his splash page though.
 
2013-05-17 12:39:45 PM

neversubmit: My money is on Yahoo they're the more socially conservative.


I am leaning towards this option as well. Facebook will lead more traffic towards it and has more power, but Yahoo will probably use more restrictions in what it accesses if it actually acquires it.
 
2013-05-17 12:48:20 PM
Facebook
 
2013-05-17 12:48:35 PM

mike_d85: WTF is tumblr?


tumblr is for boobies and other stuff.. not sure what the other stuff is.
 
2013-05-17 01:02:28 PM
So when they delete 98% of all tumblr accounts for being porn (which is against TOS for either of these bidders) what's the point?
 
2013-05-17 01:03:54 PM

cardex: Sensual Tyrannosaurus: Thisbymaster: But what will happen to the hundreds of porn tumblrs?

Is it weird that I would prefer porn stay distinctly separate from any forms of social media?

It is on a completely diffrent social network called tumblr I have yet to find anything not gay porn related on tumblr (not that I have looked for anything non gay porn related)


Well, if one were to google (NOT SAFE AT ALL FOR WORK), say: stuffthanoslikes tumblr
...one might find some not-gay stuff.

Used to also possible work for Google for: sexysubmittedselfpics  tumblr

or so I've heard.
 
2013-05-17 01:10:02 PM
All I know is when I think Tumblr, I think of 'social justice' crusaders fighting against 'fatism' and raving about white-, male-, cis-, thin-privilege and other such nonsense. It's like a conservative's parody of liberals come to life.
 
2013-05-17 01:17:30 PM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: Is it weird that I would prefer porn stay distinctly separate from any forms of social media?


You have to be comfortable with your tastes being public if you want to use taste networking effectively.
 
2013-05-17 01:20:20 PM

pag1107: So when they delete 98% of all tumblr accounts for being porn (which is against TOS for either of these bidders) what's the point?


They'll probably just tuck all that stuff away to some unmentioned sister site like 'foobies.yahoo.com', keeps the sandy-vagina advertisers happy and the lurky types who haven't figured out google image search happy too.
 
2013-05-17 01:28:40 PM
It needs no help. Tumblr is the worst of livejournal, facebook, and yahoo answers.-
 
2013-05-17 01:38:17 PM
What's Tumblr?

\doesn't care who dies on internets
 
2013-05-17 02:33:08 PM
Facebook has more money to throw around, so I bet they can wreck things with more efficiency.
 
2013-05-17 03:03:32 PM

Thisbymaster: But what will happen to the hundreds of porn tumblrs?


0% of them comply with the rules. There is almost no original content there. Tumblr already gives hell to accts that monetize posting unauthorized content.


Aside from porn and gore, does anyone really use tumblr?
 
2013-05-17 03:14:02 PM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: All I know is when I think Tumblr, I think of 'social justice' crusaders fighting against 'fatism' and raving about white-, male-, cis-, thin-privilege and other such nonsense. It's like a conservative's parody of liberals come to life.


Really? Because all I think of is there's a "farkyeah" tumblr page for EVERYTHING
 
2013-05-17 04:35:26 PM
Tumbler has boobies?
I had no idea, how does one find these? My knowledge of how to use tumbler is pitifully minuscule.
 
2013-05-17 04:46:21 PM
reddit
 
2013-05-17 04:48:25 PM
Wait, there are tumbler sites that aren't porn? Why?
 
2013-05-17 05:19:09 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Tumbler has boobies?
I had no idea, how does one find these? My knowledge of how to use tumbler is pitifully minuscule.


Type in your kink and add 'tumblr'

Ex. Filthy goat farking midgets tumblr
 
2013-05-17 05:22:40 PM

INeedAName: Uchiha_Cycliste: Tumbler has boobies?
I had no idea, how does one find these? My knowledge of how to use tumbler is pitifully minuscule.

Type in your kink and add 'tumblr'

Ex. Filthy goat farking midgets tumblr


I'm trying this as soon as I get home.
 
2013-05-17 06:48:45 PM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: All I know is when I think Tumblr, I think of 'social justice' crusaders fighting against 'fatism' and raving about white-, male-, cis-, thin-privilege and other such nonsense. It's like a conservative's parody of liberals come to life.


That's what the "block" button is for.  God I hate social justice bloggers.

garumph: Wait, there are tumbler sites that aren't porn? Why?


Fandoms.  Tumblr is the birthplace of Superwholock which is bar none the most awesome fandom ever.  Sure a lot of the fandoms include high quantities of hand-drawn porn, but still.  If you're a member of a smaller fandom that doesn't get much love in America, it's a good place to find copyright infringing stuff that's otherwise hard to locate (like BBC radio shows).

Also the nice thing about tumblr for a lot of people is apparently that it's not facebook.  There's no member search function, and you don't have to give a name or location.  Your friends and family can't find you, so you can post what you actually want to post, not what your relationship with them allows you to post.  I gather from a lot of the younger people that post there that no one they know IRL knows about their tumblr blog and that they would probably die of mortification if they were found out.  Facebook is public persona, tumblr is private persona.  No 15 year old girl wants their grandma and schoolmates to know they are a prolific drawer of smut, or that they have a problem with self harm.  And sadly a high number of girls feel they need to hide their geeky fandoms from their IRL friends because they would not be received with much kindness.

There are no privacy settings; everything you post is viewable by everyone regardless if they follow you (or even have an account).  But it's better than youtube in that you can control who's allowed to send you messages and reply to your posts.

It's a pretty antisocial social network.  If whoever buys it tries to make it more like other social networks, the users will leave.
 
2013-05-17 07:04:06 PM

Albert911emt: camelclub: When it comes to farking something up, always go with Facebook.  Always.

Yahoo can fark up sh*t much better than Facebook. History has already proven this to be true.


THIS^^^^^

/You are NEVER getting my phone number Yahoo.
 
2013-05-17 09:56:27 PM

garumph: Wait, there are tumbler sites that aren't porn? Why?


Music
 
2013-05-17 11:52:02 PM
Tumblr is an experiment in what would happen if every social movement were run by PETA.
 
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