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2013-05-20 08:38:46 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com

/if its free you are the product yada yada
//meanwhile, if tget manage to F'up the relationship enough that the products up end walking out, tough cookies
 
2013-05-20 08:38:49 AM  
Some have tried to start a petition, with a goal of 5 million signatures, although others are cynical about whether this will actually have any effect.

Five million signatures doesn't beat one billion dollars.

Also, the majority will get over it. Until they kill the porn, anyway.
 
2013-05-20 08:55:26 AM  
Meanwhile the founder of Tumblr has been heard singing this all day.
 
2013-05-20 08:56:36 AM  
What's a "who's" subby?
Hmm?
 
2013-05-20 09:02:54 AM  
FTFA: Tumblr is a part of my identity. And for whatever reason, I don't want to identify with Yahoo."

Am I alone in this, or did the first part of that statement sound incredibly sad and lame?
 
2013-05-20 09:08:00 AM  

WinoRhino: FTFA: Tumblr is a part of my identity. And for whatever reason, I don't want to identify with Yahoo."

Am I alone in this, or did the first part of that statement sound incredibly sad and lame?


It doesn't sound as sad as people whose work is their identity. Better to identify with a hobby, running your tumblr, than where you work.
 
2013-05-20 09:12:06 AM  

Carth: WinoRhino: FTFA: Tumblr is a part of my identity. And for whatever reason, I don't want to identify with Yahoo."

Am I alone in this, or did the first part of that statement sound incredibly sad and lame?

It doesn't sound as sad as people whose work is their identity. Better to identify with a hobby, running your tumblr, than where you work.


The guy must be an English Major, and to be fair blogging about Starbucks isn't that interesting.
 
2013-05-20 09:18:04 AM  
Yeah!  Because everyone knows that YouTube fell flat on its face and died after Google bought it.
 
2013-05-20 09:25:35 AM  
"If yahoo buys Tumblr we should just act like total little shiats and post as much porn as we can until they slowly walk away."

Wow.  Someone who claims to use Tumblr has obviously never actually looked around the site.
 
ecl
2013-05-20 09:26:00 AM  

Mock26: Yeah!  Because everyone knows that YouTube fell flat on its face and died after Google bought it.


Google =/= Yahoo.  Derp.
 
2013-05-20 09:27:10 AM  

Carth: WinoRhino: FTFA: Tumblr is a part of my identity. And for whatever reason, I don't want to identify with Yahoo."

Am I alone in this, or did the first part of that statement sound incredibly sad and lame?

It doesn't sound as sad as people whose work is their identity. Better to identify with a hobby, running your tumblr, than where you work.


If you job is working at Burger King then you might be right, and if your hobby was rescuing stray kittens then you would be right.  Otherwise, no.
 
2013-05-20 09:28:09 AM  

Mock26: Yeah!  Because everyone knows that YouTube fell flat on its face and died after Google bought it.


What do Flickr, Geocities, and Tumblr have in common with each other but not with YouTube? That's the trouble here.
 
2013-05-20 09:32:22 AM  

Mock26: Carth: WinoRhino: FTFA: Tumblr is a part of my identity. And for whatever reason, I don't want to identify with Yahoo."

Am I alone in this, or did the first part of that statement sound incredibly sad and lame?

It doesn't sound as sad as people whose work is their identity. Better to identify with a hobby, running your tumblr, than where you work.

If you job is working at Burger King then you might be right, and if your hobby was rescuing stray kittens then you would be right.  Otherwise, no.


Imma have to agree here, if you really like what you do then all good identify yourself with it.  I'd go out on a limb and say its sadder to see someone who's method of financial stability are something they actively play down. Of course its unhealthy to completely devote your identity to a particular thing but hey sometimes that's what a person's gonna do.  Ya'll haven't heard about Mother Theresa's madd burrito cookin' skills eh?  Yah.
 
2013-05-20 09:33:39 AM  
When you say bought, do you mean received money for favorable influence or do you only mean the outright purchase?


i.imgur.com

/Not mine, From the comments of the thread the arrow points to.
 
2013-05-20 09:37:37 AM  

TheGogmagog: When you say bought, do you mean received money for favorable influence or do you only mean the outright purchase?


[i.imgur.com image 850x385]

/Not mine, From the comments of the thread the arrow points to.


The hell?  I never see those.  Is this adblock being even more awesome then I thought it was?
 
2013-05-20 09:38:50 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Mock26: Carth: WinoRhino: FTFA: Tumblr is a part of my identity. And for whatever reason, I don't want to identify with Yahoo."

Am I alone in this, or did the first part of that statement sound incredibly sad and lame?

It doesn't sound as sad as people whose work is their identity. Better to identify with a hobby, running your tumblr, than where you work.

If you job is working at Burger King then you might be right, and if your hobby was rescuing stray kittens then you would be right.  Otherwise, no.

Imma have to agree here, if you really like what you do then all good identify yourself with it.  I'd go out on a limb and say its sadder to see someone who's method of financial stability are something they actively play down. Of course its unhealthy to completely devote your identity to a particular thing but hey sometimes that's what a person's gonna do.  Ya'll haven't heard about Mother Theresa's madd burrito cookin' skills eh?  Yah.


Unless you own your own business you can be fired from your job for any reason at anytime. It is never a good idea to invest too much of your self identity in something you don't have much control over. Hobbies and other things you enjoy you generally have control over and it is safer to invest more of yourself in.

I'd much rather be known as someone who enjoys backpacking and hiking than someone who works for the State Department.
 
2013-05-20 09:43:06 AM  

Carth: Unless you own your own business you can be fired from your job for any reason at anytime. It is never a good idea to invest too much of your self identity in something you don't have much control over. Hobbies and other things you enjoy you generally have control over and it is safer to invest more of yourself in.

I'd much rather be known as someone who enjoys backpacking and hiking than someone who works for the State Department.


Sorry, let's replace job with career, does that let it sink in a little better?  Career != employer, its what you do and intend to do regardless of who's paying you.
 
2013-05-20 09:56:04 AM  

BumpInTheNight: TheGogmagog: When you say bought, do you mean received money for favorable influence or do you only mean the outright purchase?


[i.imgur.com image 850x385]

/Not mine, From the comments of the thread the arrow points to.

The hell?  I never see those.  Is this adblock being even more awesome then I thought it was?


Yes. I didn't know what was up with the complaints about featured partner links at first either, since I never see them.
 
2013-05-20 10:01:12 AM  

JustMatt: BumpInTheNight: TheGogmagog: When you say bought, do you mean received money for favorable influence or do you only mean the outright purchase?


[i.imgur.com image 850x385]

/Not mine, From the comments of the thread the arrow points to.

The hell?  I never see those.  Is this adblock being even more awesome then I thought it was?

Yes. I didn't know what was up with the complaints about featured partner links at first either, since I never see them.


Yea, work computer doesn't have ad block.  Though sometimes Fark thinks it does and I get a bar at the top complaining I have an ad block.  Some ad sites must be blocked by work router though.
 
2013-05-20 10:09:55 AM  

ecl: Mock26: Yeah!  Because everyone knows that YouTube fell flat on its face and died after Google bought it.

Google =/= Yahoo.  Derp.


I think the meaning behind that statement is that there was equal outrage when Google bought Youtube and people were saying that Google would kill Youtube yet it is still going strong. Same could be said about this. Yahoo is still doing well and who knows, they might just by the site and leave it alone.
 
2013-05-20 10:11:35 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Carth: Unless you own your own business you can be fired from your job for any reason at anytime. It is never a good idea to invest too much of your self identity in something you don't have much control over. Hobbies and other things you enjoy you generally have control over and it is safer to invest more of yourself in.

I'd much rather be known as someone who enjoys backpacking and hiking than someone who works for the State Department.

Sorry, let's replace job with career, does that let it sink in a little better?  Career != employer, its what you do and intend to do regardless of who's paying you.


That is a bit better. I"m sure it is different if you really love your job too. I like my job because it pays well and gives me plenty of time to do things I enjoy more.
 
2013-05-20 10:13:34 AM  
Yahoo also recently bought task-tracking app Astrid, which while I'm not a heavy user of, I do find pretty useful at times. Some of the statements made about the transition imply Yahoo is just going to shut it down, because they have stopped taking premium subscriptions and the official statement mentioned they will help provide info on how to download your task list (like if you need to save it to import elsewhere).

   Yahoo! lately has had this run of buying other companies and just destroying them, while large portions of their own stuff hasn't had an overhaul in ages and looks like its still from the late 90s or early 00s.
 
2013-05-20 10:16:24 AM  
Tumblr going down? And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-05-20 10:17:31 AM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Yahoo also recently bought task-tracking app Astrid, which while I'm not a heavy user of, I do find pretty useful at times. Some of the statements made about the transition imply Yahoo is just going to shut it down, because they have stopped taking premium subscriptions and the official statement mentioned they will help provide info on how to download your task list (like if you need to save it to import elsewhere).

   Yahoo! lately has had this run of buying other companies and just destroying them, while large portions of their own stuff hasn't had an overhaul in ages and looks like its still from the late 90s or early 00s.


Didn't Yahoo kill del.icio.us  too? Has there ever been a Yahoo acquisition that did well?
 
2013-05-20 10:17:57 AM  

Carth: BumpInTheNight: Mock26: Carth: WinoRhino: FTFA: Tumblr is a part of my identity. And for whatever reason, I don't want to identify with Yahoo."

Am I alone in this, or did the first part of that statement sound incredibly sad and lame?

It doesn't sound as sad as people whose work is their identity. Better to identify with a hobby, running your tumblr, than where you work.

If you job is working at Burger King then you might be right, and if your hobby was rescuing stray kittens then you would be right.  Otherwise, no.

Imma have to agree here, if you really like what you do then all good identify yourself with it.  I'd go out on a limb and say its sadder to see someone who's method of financial stability are something they actively play down. Of course its unhealthy to completely devote your identity to a particular thing but hey sometimes that's what a person's gonna do.  Ya'll haven't heard about Mother Theresa's madd burrito cookin' skills eh?  Yah.

Unless you own your own business you can be fired from your job for any reason at anytime. It is never a good idea to invest too much of your self identity in something you don't have much control over. Hobbies and other things you enjoy you generally have control over and it is safer to invest more of yourself in.

I'd much rather be known as someone who enjoys backpacking and hiking than someone who works for the State Department.


To me that sounds more like identifying with where you work, not what you do.  I would much rather be known as someone who does web design than who works for Company X.  Web design is my job, not working at Company X.
 
Slu
2013-05-20 10:22:04 AM  
They'll get over it.
 
Ant
2013-05-20 10:45:45 AM  

Mock26: "If yahoo buys Tumblr we should just act like total little shiats and post as much porn as we can until they slowly walk away."

Wow.  Someone who claims to use Tumblr has obviously never actually looked around the site.


This. Isn't that what they do now?
 
2013-05-20 11:13:16 AM  

Ant: Mock26: "If yahoo buys Tumblr we should just act like total little shiats and post as much porn as we can until they slowly walk away."

Wow.  Someone who claims to use Tumblr has obviously never actually looked around the site.

This. Isn't that what they do now?


I was shocked the day I learned that people used Tumblr for something other than porn.  Seriously.  I enjoy porn, but I am not a porn junky, but the first time I heard of Tumblr it was a link to some porn images.  The next couple times I found myself there it was the same thing, for porn.  Then one day I found myself on Tumblr looking at pictures of kittens.  Up to then I just thought it was the porn version of Flickr.
 
2013-05-20 11:46:44 AM  
I thought the purpose of Tumblr was to write every blog as a set of captioned animated gifs.
 
2013-05-20 12:15:01 PM  

WinoRhino: FTFA: Tumblr is a part of my identity. And for whatever reason, I don't want to identify with Yahoo."

Am I alone in this, or did the first part of that statement sound incredibly sad and lame?


It's extremely sad and lame. I have a tumblr blog, but it's not even remotely a part of my identity. Hell, I barely use it sometimes.

That said, I agree with him that considering Yahoo's history; they will find a way to fark things up with what has been so far a pretty darn good blogging setup.

/And I don't just mean getting rid of the porn.
 
ecl
2013-05-20 12:19:18 PM  

yves0010: ecl: Mock26: Yeah!  Because everyone knows that YouTube fell flat on its face and died after Google bought it.

Google =/= Yahoo.  Derp.

I think the meaning behind that statement is that there was equal outrage when Google bought Youtube and people were saying that Google would kill Youtube yet it is still going strong. Same could be said about this. Yahoo is still doing well and who knows, they might just by the site and leave it alone.


I hope you're trolling.
 
2013-05-20 12:33:44 PM  

ecl: yves0010: ecl: Mock26: Yeah!  Because everyone knows that YouTube fell flat on its face and died after Google bought it.

Google =/= Yahoo.  Derp.

I think the meaning behind that statement is that there was equal outrage when Google bought Youtube and people were saying that Google would kill Youtube yet it is still going strong. Same could be said about this. Yahoo is still doing well and who knows, they might just by the site and leave it alone.

I hope you're trolling.


Not so much.. Guess just being blindly optimistic. Rarely use Yahoo but dont get all the hate. Pretty much just have an email account with them for junk.

Not to mention that the first part is actually true. There was an uproar about Youtube being bought by Google in the same way.
 
2013-05-20 12:44:00 PM  
Good news...

Speaking to investors on Monday morning, Mayer indicated that X-rated content on Tumblr would not be scrapped in Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of the media network. She stressed that Yahoo wants to "let Tumblr be Tumblr," even if that means Tumblr content is "not as brand safe as the rest of Yahoo," ...
 
2013-05-20 01:04:49 PM  

yves0010: ecl: yves0010: ecl: Mock26: Yeah!  Because everyone knows that YouTube fell flat on its face and died after Google bought it.

Google =/= Yahoo.  Derp.

I think the meaning behind that statement is that there was equal outrage when Google bought Youtube and people were saying that Google would kill Youtube yet it is still going strong. Same could be said about this. Yahoo is still doing well and who knows, they might just by the site and leave it alone.

I hope you're trolling.

Not so much.. Guess just being blindly optimistic. Rarely use Yahoo but dont get all the hate. Pretty much just have an email account with them for junk.

Not to mention that the first part is actually true. There was an uproar about Youtube being bought by Google in the same way.


+1.  Yahoo is certainly not as successful as Google, but they are hardly dead or even close to being dead.
 
2013-05-20 01:09:40 PM  

BumpInTheNight: [imgs.xkcd.com image 740x247]

/if its free you are the product yada yada
//meanwhile, if tget manage to F'up the relationship enough that the products up end walking out, tough cookies


Well, I am paying $25/year for Flickr...
 
2013-05-20 01:53:17 PM  

Carth: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Yahoo also recently bought task-tracking app Astrid, which while I'm not a heavy user of, I do find pretty useful at times. Some of the statements made about the transition imply Yahoo is just going to shut it down, because they have stopped taking premium subscriptions and the official statement mentioned they will help provide info on how to download your task list (like if you need to save it to import elsewhere).

   Yahoo! lately has had this run of buying other companies and just destroying them, while large portions of their own stuff hasn't had an overhaul in ages and looks like its still from the late 90s or early 00s.

Didn't Yahoo kill del.icio.us  too? Has there ever been a Yahoo acquisition that did well?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Yah oo !

 
2013-05-20 01:59:21 PM  
Sigh.  I really miss Flickr.
 
2013-05-20 02:01:31 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Carth: Unless you own your own business you can be fired from your job for any reason at anytime. It is never a good idea to invest too much of your self identity in something you don't have much control over. Hobbies and other things you enjoy you generally have control over and it is safer to invest more of yourself in.

I'd much rather be known as someone who enjoys backpacking and hiking than someone who works for the State Department.

Sorry, let's replace job with career, does that let it sink in a little better?  Career != employer, its what you do and intend to do regardless of who's paying you.


Sorry, lets make it simple for the worker drones. You are not your job or career (semantics). Your job is something you do to support your real life which is outside work. It`s what you do when you don`t have to do the stupid shiat other people want you to do for money. If your identity is based on your job or career then you are sadly lacking in identity.
 
2013-05-20 02:14:33 PM  

dready zim: BumpInTheNight: Carth: Unless you own your own business you can be fired from your job for any reason at anytime. It is never a good idea to invest too much of your self identity in something you don't have much control over. Hobbies and other things you enjoy you generally have control over and it is safer to invest more of yourself in.

I'd much rather be known as someone who enjoys backpacking and hiking than someone who works for the State Department.

Sorry, let's replace job with career, does that let it sink in a little better?  Career != employer, its what you do and intend to do regardless of who's paying you.

Sorry, lets make it simple for the worker drones. You are not your job or career (semantics). Your job is something you do to support your real life which is outside work. It`s what you do when you don`t have to do the stupid shiat other people want you to do for money. If your identity is based on your job or career then you are sadly lacking in identity.


Maybe you should find a way to make money doing stuff you like to do?  That's what I did and I tells yah the floors in the booths have never been shinier.  I think the greater sadness is getting into a rut where you hate what you do for a living and won't or worse can't do anything to change that.  Look this isn't an absolutism here when it comes to identity and there is more to life then working, but yah I have fun at work and am proud doing what I do, its unfortunate that not everyone gets such opportunity or seeks them out.
 
2013-05-20 02:37:08 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Yahoo also recently bought task-tracking app Astrid, which while I'm not a heavy user of, I do find pretty useful at times. Some of the statements made about the transition imply Yahoo is just going to shut it down, because they have stopped taking premium subscriptions and the official statement mentioned they will help provide info on how to download your task list (like if you need to save it to import elsewhere).

   Yahoo! lately has had this run of buying other companies and just destroying them, while large portions of their own stuff hasn't had an overhaul in ages and looks like its still from the late 90s or early 00s.


I use Astrid a lot, and even paid a few dollars for the Locale plug-in (so that I can set reminders based on things other than time, such as GPS location).  If Yahoo ruins Astrid like they ruined Flickr et al., I'm going to be very unhappy.
 
2013-05-20 02:59:47 PM  
Are they saying Flickr is dead?  It seems to have lively discussion groups for models of cameras, families of lenses, etc.
 
hej
2013-05-20 03:02:50 PM  
What the hell's a "tumblr"?
 
2013-05-20 03:19:55 PM  

flondrix: Are they saying Flickr is dead?  It seems to have lively discussion groups for models of cameras, families of lenses, etc.


It is still around but most serious photographers I know moved to Smugmug since Flickr hasn't done much to innovate in the past few years.
 
2013-05-20 04:27:12 PM  

Mock26: Ant: Mock26: "If yahoo buys Tumblr we should just act like total little shiats and post as much porn as we can until they slowly walk away."

Wow.  Someone who claims to use Tumblr has obviously never actually looked around the site.

This. Isn't that what they do now?

I was shocked the day I learned that people used Tumblr for something other than porn.  Seriously.  I enjoy porn, but I am not a porn junky, but the first time I heard of Tumblr it was a link to some porn images.  The next couple times I found myself there it was the same thing, for porn.  Then one day I found myself on Tumblr looking at pictures of kittens.  Up to then I just thought it was the porn version of Flickr.


It's pretty big for fandom stuff. I personally have found it very handy as an artist for networking, getting new work out there, etc. Not so great for discussions or writing, but that's what we have other platforms for.

/Not too fussed about the acquisition.
 
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