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WordPress Folks Buy Tumblr

So much for moralizing prudes. Tumblr, the blogging platform that was burning up the track until it was acquired by Yahoo, has once more been sold, this time to Automattic Inc., the folks who do the WordPress online publishing tool. (The present author is using WordPress to write this piece.) The sale is reportedly at…

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How To Lose Money On Tumblr

So this is amusing. You recall how Tumblr shut down all its “adult oriented” sites? Well, guess what. It was a huge mistake. Users scattered to the winds and now Verizon, which bought Yahoo, which had bought Tumblr, has had to sell the blogging site at fire sale prices. Specifically, Verizon has just passed it…

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Tumblr: The Purge Continues

Desert 1

Editor’s note: This story is already out of date. It was written yesterday afternoon (17 December). However, by the time it was published, events had already moved beyond it. Specifically, Verizon has admitted that its purchase of Tumblr and AOL was largely a mistake. In fact, it has said that its content creation subsidiary, Oath,…

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Verizon: Tumblr was a mistake

Verizon, the owner of the Tumblr blogging platform as well as of AOL, now says that its purchases of the two content providing platforms was basically useless. Tumblr had been one of the most successful of the blogging sites on the Internet. However, in recent weeks, Tumblr said that all “adult” material (i.e., erotic) would…

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Tumblr Update: The Adult Exit

HuffPost Doesn't Want You

We’ve been reporting recently on Tumblr, the blogging site which has announced that all “adult” material would be removed from its blogs, or at least hidden from users. Today, 17 December, 2018, is the proverbial D-Day. It is on this date that the adult material is to be exiled. The following is the current posting…

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My Own Tumblr Story

You’ll recall that Liberal Resistance dot Net has been steadily (some would say obsessively) following the recent affair of Tumblr’s decision to ban all “adult” material. The story means a lot to us because we’re opposed to censorship. Everyone here is a journalist, or a writer, or an essayist, or an artist…and free expression is…

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More On The Decline Of Tumblr

As you will recall, we’ve been covering Tumblr’s recent (and unfortunate) decision to ban all “adult” material from its service. We’re appalled because it is pure censorship, and we were stunned that anyone at Tumblr would let it happen. However, we’ve learned that Tumblr has been going downhill for quite some time, now. Bonnie Kristian,…

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Alternatives To Tumblr

image by Nick Youngson  image source and cc license Readers will recall that Tumblr, the popular blogging site, has recently announced that all “adult” material will be purged as of 17 December. This means that a great many communities of marginalized groups have suddenly found themselves without a social median home. Fortunately, there are alternatives…

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Criminalizing Sex On The Web

Just in case you hadn’t noticed it, the Web is getting slowly, but surely purged of sexuality. Last March, for instance, Craigslist had to close down its personals because of a new and surprising law, the “Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act,” or FOSTA. In theory, it is meant to prevent human trafficking. In practice it…

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