Message from David Karp
everyone needs to read this.
*Shuffles uncomfortably* I still don’t know about this…I don’t want ads.
For those who are concerned about ads:
It will remove all ads from every website.
Use Adblock, Tumblr greatly loses revenue.
TUMBLR AND IT’S FUTURE IS AT STAKE HERE
SIGN AND REBLOG IF YOU WANT TO SAVE TUMBLR FROM YAHOO
HOLY FUCKING SHIT, I CHECKED AND THIS IS NOT A DRILL
I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
We need 5,000,000 signatures
i know there’s enough bloggers out there
hell sign twice using different emails.
Alright, I usually don’t say shit when stuff like this comes on my dash, and I don’t wanna start any issues, but I am kinda gunna channel my inner On6 here and say what needs to be said.
Tumblr is a motherfucking business.
So many people forget this basic fucking fact. They get lost in all of the fandoms and posting pictures and memes that they don’t remember this.
You know those ad’s everyone bitches about? The new feature on mobile that puts posts from other things on your dash. The featured post on the left hand side of your screen that you usually ignore?
THIS SHIT IS HOW TUMBLR MAKES IT’S MONEY! Tumblr is run by people who need to get paid for what they do. Chances are the only reason Yahoo has a reasonable shot for buying Tumblr is likely because of most of you little shits running ad blockers and constantly bitching about Tumblr looking for new ways to make money.
I don’t know if Tumblr is strapped for cash or anything, likely far from it, but still They have a right to if they want sell to make more money. Because it is their company and their choice. As much as us bloggers like to think we have some kind of magical say in this, we don’t. While this petition may send a message it may not affect any sort of decision that is made.
Wanna start doing more? Whitelist Tumblr on your adblocker. Buy some of those random post features they offer, or just throw money at the screen I don’t know. I just want people to start remembering that there is reasons this kind of shit happens.
Someone give me something to say and I will record me saying it in Vocaroo. I will also do songs if needed. JUST PUT DEM IN MY ASK!