I can fully attest that working for Disney is nothing like thinothing like thinothing like thinothing like this.*
*ahem* No, I’m not a robot repeating myself, why do you ask?
*There, I told them…will you let my family go now, Eisner?
Q:Thats actually a good way of putting it. I mean, maybe this is a good thing, maybe it could be worse than tumblrs video player, but hey im open to it for the most part. Its when it will start implementing things and parts of yahoo and sharing information for stuff thats when i'll draw the line
I kinda want to answer this publicly just so I can put my thoughts out there, so I’m going to tell everyone that this ask was in response to a reply I left for Nick (aka lodeman) where I called myself “cautiously pessimistic” about Yahoo’s purchase of tumblr.
Dude, nothing could be worse than tumblr’s video player.
But people are worried about ads…they know tumblr started showing ads a while ago, right? And I don’t know if this is a thing for people on mobile devices, but I’ve got an ad blocker. Even when I check the old Yahoo mail just in case someone actually used that old address, I don’t see ads there.
I did just see a post that said that “Yahoo explicitly forbids pornography and sexually suggestive material on their websites and all affiliates” so that may cause some headaches for some people, but we’ll see…I’ll just have to go elsewhere on those occasions when I want to look at boobies.
I’m not considering Yahoo to be tumblr’s savior (not to be confused with the actual Tumblr Savior extension), but I’m not expecting them to be the ultimate downfall either. Some things will probably change over time, and either we’ll adjust or someone will start another site that doesn’t have a crappy video player and we’ll go there (and then in five to ten years they’ll sell out for $1.1 billion and get rich and we’ll complain about it). Or maybe we’ll migrate to Blogger or Google+ or WordPress (wait, not WordPress — they’re too hard to work with).
It’s not the end of civilization as we know it. When the 2014 midterm elections come around, I’ll be arguing for/against candidates like I did for the Presidential election last year. I’ll still talk about Disney somewhere. I’ll still post random things that I found on the internet somewhere. And if I have anything to say about it, friends I’ve made here will still be my friends if/when tumblr stops being a viable option.
I don’t want tumblr to change much. I have really grown to love this site over the past three years that I’ve been here. I’ve forged friendships that have, in all honesty, probably saved my life. I’ve also learned a lot here, about the world and about myself. Tumblr has been an amazing place to be, and I hope it will continue to be.
So if it changes, I’ll do my best to adapt. If it’s too much, and Yahoo does somehow completely destroy it (which I do sort of doubt, but I also tend to anticipate the worst in all things so I’m open to the possibility), then I’ll still be around somewhere, and I’ll hope that people will still care about me when I’m not in a timeline on a dark blue background.
My favorite thing since Yahoo announced that they would be buying tumblr is the new “tumblr yodel” that plays every time I post something.
♫ tumbllrrrrrrrroooooo! ♫
Yahoo may be buying tumblr, but look at it this way:
At least Steven Moffat isn’t buying tumblr.
I like being alone, but I hate the feeling of being lonely.
When you’re alone, you have time for yourself. Your thoughts finally catch up to you. You set your mind on things and everything is just clearer. Nothing’s bothering you and everything just feels right for once.
When you feel lonely, you feel as if no one’s there for you. It feels like no one understands you or is willing to listen. It feels like you’re screaming in a crowded room, but yet not one person looks up.