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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.
reblogging again for this ^
“Minimal advertising,” my ass. Has anyone BEEN to Yahoo lately?
This had better not happen.
Okay, see, now THIS is an actual argument and a good reason to panic; if Yahoo plans on abandoning the site and disregarding the needs of the users then Yahoo should just back off.
However, telling me “OH NO YAHOO IS GOING TO MAKE TUMBLR SUCK BECAUSE IT’S TOO POPULAR AND ALSO ADS” isn’t really going to convince me.
I am fine with ads. I’m fine with a search bar (heck, that would actually be better than the “one tag at a time” search).
But if they’re going to do stuff like youtube where you HAVE to have a g-mail account, and then suddenly you have a google+ profile you never wanted?
Screw that, I’m not going through that again.
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This Saturday, May 18, Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City will debut three solo shows: Andy Kehoe‘s “Luminous Reverie,” Marco Mazzoni‘s (HF Vol. 27) “Animanera” andSouther Salazar‘s “Souvenirs.” Known for his multi-layered painting technique, Andy Kehoe creates mysterious fantasy worlds with convincing depth by aggregating layers of resin painted with oil and acrylic. In his latest body of work, Kehoe offers glimpses into nocturnal storybook scenes that delve into mysticism and ritual. Kehoe experimented with sculptural elements in this series of resin boxes, submerging small polymer clay sculptures in the resin to further cultivate an illusion of space despite the works’ flat, illustrative style.
Marco Mazzoni (featured in a special sketchbook insert in our current issue) continues his exploration of the traditional relationship between women and nature in pagan cultures with his color pencil drawings. Paying tribute to midwifes and female healers persecuted for their knowledge of herbal medicine in early Christian times, Mazzoni also connects his latest body of work to contemporary themes. The title, “Animanera,” translates from Italian to “Black Soul” and is an allusion to the troubled political and economic situation in his home country of Italy.
Stay tuned for coverage of Souther Salazar’s “Souvenirs” and see all three shows May 18 through June 15.
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