From the guy who used to build Tumblr.
Whelp, that’s that.
Jessi figured out Maddy makes a pretty good arm rest.
I’m joking around about Tumblr and Yahoo a lot right now, but that’s because making people laugh is my favorite thing. For those who care to hear it, I’ll be clear: let’s give ‘em a chance.
Yahoo lost its way a while ago, but Marissa Mayer has done some good stuff to right the ship in the 10 (yep, only 10) months she’s been there. Yahoo stated that Tumblr will be run as an independent company anyway, so we probably won’t see much “oh no everything’s purple and I have to dust off my Yahoo account” change. The change we do see could very well be great, considering Tumblr’s independence and Yahoo’s crazy resources.
Change isn’t inherently bad, but fearing it is. I’m eager to see where this goes.
I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with trains, so this is great news. I want to train it everywhere.
- New purple dashboard option
- All other dashboard color options are retired
- By June 1, you will have to update your avatar to be one of those damn cartoon people things
- All new post buttons (icon and background) are now purple
- Every sentence you write will automatically get an exclamation point!
- All exclamation points are now purple
- Yahoo Mail gets a button to auto-post incoming messages to Tumblr
- Tumblr’s mobile apps now automatically summarize all text posts so you don’t have to do all that damn reading
- All photos are also summarized using auto-generated shadow puppet images with dramatic text captions to save on bandwidth costs
- All posts have a chance to appear on the Yahoo.com front page. None of yours will
Don’t screw this up Yahoo.
Flora Borsi asks: what if abstract models were real people?
I love the web’s promise of “write once, run everywhere” standards because it’s 2013 and it totally came true c’mon everyone it’s really fun here.