Despite the fact that Tumblr creator David Karp will remain as CEO for the foreseeable future, Tumblr users were up in arms over Yahoo! jumping in on what many consider to be a carefully cultivated community of creative, passionate individuals (and what others consider to be a really expensive bunch of porn and cat GIFs), alarmed at the changes that might be made and particularly the “threat” of advertising and monetisation appearing on their dashboards.
It seems a lot of the bloggers involved in the uproar over the purchase of Tumblr were really just afraid of the potential change the new ownership could bring.
They were afraid and angry that Yahoo might try and make Tumblr more “family friendly” (what would the fanfiction authors do then?), change layouts and implement posting guidelines. Basically, people don’t like change, so we can only wait and see what happens. Hopefully Yahoo doesn’t screw it up.
How do you feel about changes in your online environment?
Fan? Not a fan?
Personally, I miss the days where you’d farewell your school friends with this:
Ah, MSN. How I used to adore thee.
Seriously guys, can we just get rid of everything on the internet and bring back MSN?
Imagine the hilarity that might ensue … All those classic screen names and emoticons and EVERYTHING.
Ah, those were the days.
(I’m kidding. Sort of.)
Realistically, the internet will never stop changing. Is that a bad thing?