The news spread like wildfire today that Yahoo had extended one billion dollars to buy Tumblr, which was not received well at all by the Tumblr community. What will this mean for Tumblr? Is this the end of Tumblr porn? Is Tumblr going to suck now? The problem is that while Tumblr has grown tremendously in the past few years, they’re running out of cash. You had to know that the unlimited free bandwidth for a zillion photos and articles for everybody couldn’t last forever. Hell, free is good, but free doesn’t pay the bills.
From what I’ve heard, it’s just that no one who could make it happen is interested, and then there’s JJ Abrams’ alternate reality Trek movies, which complicates things.
According to a Craigslist ad seeking “less endowed men” to prove that “good things can come in small packages,” the contest will be “pageant style” and involve “talent, evening wear, and swimsuit elements.”