Six seconds well spent.
It was. It was.
“Something’s coming, something bad.”
those are some aggressive pectorals
well something better be projecting aggression because their expressions sure aren’tteen wolf baby faced ron perlmans w/o the concentrated awesomeness i tells ya THEY LOOK TWELVE
the alpha pack should get a hobby or something. you know, because they seriously need something other than ruining teenagers lives. like, get a day job or something
they make their livelihood by creating phone apps in their spare time, things like ‘teen stalker’ and the like
YOU SENT ME A TURTLE! SO I TURNED HIM INTO AN AMBULANCE AND NAMED HIM CLYDE.
I ATE THE JERSEY CHOCOLATE BEFORE I TOOK THIS PICTURE. SO. AHAHAHA.
AND THE MUGS. I AM THE LUCKIEST GAL IN ALL OF CANADA!!!
I AM SO GLAD YOU LIKED CLYDE! ISN’T HE THE CUTEST TURTLE? I LOVE THEIR PUPPETS!
DID YOU CHECK INSIDE THE BATMAN MUG? MORE TAFFY AND SOME AMERICAN SMARTIES IF I RECALL CORRECTLY :)
AND I COULD SEE YOU WITH THE COOKIE CUTTERS MAKING TEAPOT COOKIES TO EAT WITH TEA :D
AND BOOYA JERSEY GIRL CHOCOLATE!
SHARE TO SAVE TUMBLR!
- Let’s try and get 100k notes
A review by one of the folks sums it up perfectly:
“What worries me about Yahoo! buying Tumblr is how it would choose to incorporate the website into its email and homepage features. One of the reasons why Tumblr is so unique is because it’s a niche market. By adding more users who don’t fit into this niche, it would make it more difficult for communities to develop within Tumblr, and Tumblr would have to change to accommodate these new users. Tumblr as a website is not the kind that you can sign up for in a day and be on your way. It is a website crafted so that you can immediately post but must spend several weeks, sometimes even months, to build a community. With new users who would not be willing to spend time growing a community, Tumblr would have to be changed, which would alienate its current users. Those users have spent time and effort to make Tumblr what it is today, and they are the ones who spend time on the website daily. A user who is checking onto Tumblr because it’s attached to their homepage is not going to be as strong of a user nor as dedicated. By changing the website to suit this new user, you would lose the strong users while building an undedicated usership.
To any website that would think of buying Tumblr, they must understand that it is a website that cannot be changed to make it more user friendly to a casual blogger. I think that many Tumblr users would be less worried about a buy-out if they were promised that their communities and ways of using Tumblr would not be changed. No one is going to mind Yahoo! buying the website and gaining a few extra million dollars per year from the minimal advertising; what we will be upset with is if a company like Yahoo! then changes the website to increase casual users and decrease dedicated users. Yahoo! would gain nothing by losing this “cool” group of bloggers in an age group they so desperately want to reach, so they must cater to these individuals by leaving the website exactly as is.” - houseoftombombadilAs much as is does sound like a load of bullshit for someone to buy Tumblr, it’s a possibility. I Personally think it should stay independent and I hope David Karp keeps a hold of it like his own child. Or we make enough noise to where such major changes (if bought) will not happen. I would hate to see Tumblr turned into an advertising dump.We’re not a ‘hip fad group’ to be marketed to. I hate the fact that’s all we look like to businesses in the end.
I’m not sure how this post would prevent this happening. Nonetheless it’s an interesting piece of news
notes aren’t going to convince yahoo not to buy if they believe it can be profitable, but yes, this is still something we should be aware of and watch. though to the best of my knowledge tumblr is much bigger as far as users/influence than any of those sites, so i don’t think closure should be a large worry at this point. the reasons stated above by others are cause to be concerned, as are the issues of censorship on blogs. now i am not a fan of a good chunk of stuff on tumblr by any means, or simply don’t seek it out, but the possibility that yahoo may see fit to ‘clean’ up tumblr with tighter standards is a concern.
would it become like facebook where a nude photograph from an art exhibit is disallowed but another user can make a blog about how rape is awesome under the guise of ‘it’s a humor site’? the latter can still happen on the current form of tumblr of course, but as truly awful as that type of thing is, its presence is at least slightly less galling when things are ‘everything goes’ vs when it is specifically declared ‘acceptable content’ as it sadly and inexplicably has been on other sites.
i understand the desire for those in charge that tumblr become profitable on paper instead of just the nebulous concept of ‘users=money…maybe?’ and i think that while making it a pay service will never happen there may be a time in the relatively near future that we may have to deal with some ads on our dashes. and while i won’t be in love with that i will be overall alright with that so long as they still keep the workings and functioning of tumblr the same.
there are lots of truly shitty things on tumblr, but the friends and communities and good things i’ve made/seen on here outweigh, for me at least, all the bad.
Pocket Princesses 60: Star Wars Weekend
Please REBLOG, don’t repost!
MANY people have drawn Leia-Rapunzel before me, but the greatest for me still remains James’ epic mashup here
do you have any idea how hard it is to get good pictures of kittens? all I wanted to do was play with them all day instead of doing any work (at at work)
Bee, honeycomb and honey jewel by Ilgiz Fazulzianov.
Good job, internet!
that is not nearly enough sharp implements.
not nearly enough…sob!