People complaining about Yahoo potentially buying Tumblr remind me of the iOS users who complained when Instagram launched on Android.
The internet is not supposed to be exclusive or cliquy - it’s supposed to be open to everyone.
Yahoo buying Tumblr will hopefully bring new users and new creators to the service. We all win - and more.
The VCs, the angels, Union Square, Fred Wilson, all those investors will now have more capital to invest in new services.
Yahoo will hopefully grow into a competitive option to Google for content and services.
Our animated GIFs will survive. If the acquisition happens, it’s a great thing and be happy - and always reblog.
No tests, no comments — it’s perfect! The fucking Mona Lisa of code. Don’t change a thing. You’ll spoil its innocent, bug-infested beauty.— Al Swearengen (@SwearengenSA) June 30, 2011
Instead of actual interaction and communication, we define “social” as once- or twice-removed ego validation through button-clicking.