right but what the hell am i supposed to do when I liked a text post already and then it shows up on my dashboard again except reblogged by different people with different comments where is the double like button
I did a thing with a car and a screwdriver and bolts and maybe sprockets (idk what are sprockets) and the dashboard and the radio and i don’t know who i am anymore
Look, someone who gets it.
I subscribed to Netflix when Megaupload went down, and like a month later I couldn’t imagine going back to pirating. Honestly, these days I view it as more of a hassle to pirate shows. I look for so many other, legal, options before piracy simply because they’re more convenient options.
the brazilian wandering spider’s venom can give you an erection lasting for hours
elephants are the only animal alive that cant jump
hugh hefner, alice cooper, and the warner bros all contributed money to the rebuild of the hollywood sign
If I ever tell you I’m going to sleep and then you see me posting or liking things online for about an hour immediately after that, I promise I wasn’t lying to you, I’m just bad at going to sleep and it is usually a long process that begins with disengaging from any sort of immediate contact with people (chats, for example) and ends when everything on my screen is blurry and I’m hallucinating plot points I haven’t written yet
this should’ve been the movie poster
This has A HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE THOUSAND NOTES. Someone must have slapped the Iron Man logo on this in photoshop by now.
I find it amazing that Tumblr sold for 1.1 Billion dollar. I get that Yahoo sucks and all that, but more importantly this is probably a really bad move on their part. I don’t see where the profit is and definitely don’t see enough profit to recoup their money. Having the brand is all well and good, but that doesn’t matter when your company goes belly up. Maybe, I’m missing something, but it seems like Tumblr’s only major source of revenue would have to be venture capitalists and that stops now that the company has been sold.
It was a brilliant move for the Tumblr folks though. Big social media sites typically have a shortish window where value is ridiculously high and a lot of companies miss that. Plus, they all get to keep their jobs and independence while getting a huge pay out.
My favorite NFL teams sold for basically the same price, which is shocking .
One of the things I love most about Tumblr is that it breaks the mold of what we traditionally view as “value”. A lot of people are questioning the idea that Tumblr could be worth over a billion dollars largely because it doesn’t fit into the measurements by which they often judge value. Where do they generate revenue? How do they make money? These are valid questions, but Tumblr doesn’t create its value from those places, so it can be difficult to understand the worth.
Tumblr has massive value in new ways, though. Ways that people aren’t used to or even able to measure. For example, I would argue that Tumblr is currently one of the biggest assets a form of media can tap in to. To have a platform that generates such an active and engaged community is the kind of thing that can, for example, give life to a television show. I think it’s pretty safe to say that shows like Supernatural and Teen Wolf have made a shitload of money because of Tumblr. And then someone like Gingerhaze can make art for those communities and make a career out of it. Someone like TheFrogman can make a living out of being hilarious in response to those communities. That, more than anything, is where the value is for Tumblr. Tumblr is a place where people gather in massive numbers to celebrate and create based on the stuff they like with an unmatched enthusiasm. Which is the most precious commodity there is if you’re someone that’s trying to make stuff and find an audience for it. It’s indirect, it’s new and as of yet un-measurable, but it’s very real and very, very valuable.
Tumblr is a valuable resource to its community. Tumblr user in mass can effect other media, but that still doesn’t earn Tumblr money. So Tumblr is very well known because of its user base, but that doesn’t make it profitable. And attempts to generate revenue, unless it’s done very carefully, will alienate the user base thus further hurting it’s value as a medium for creativity as well as the potential for revenue to be generated.
The distinction here is between monetary and social value. And ultimately the prior is what a company needs. I don’t think social media is a wise investment. Ask News Corp. how buying MySpace worked out for them
Oh, I definitely agree that there’s a giant question mark in terms of the monetary potential in Tumblr. Personally, I think there’s a lot of untapped potential for monetary gain in what Tumblr has in social value, and I think it can happen in ways that feel natural to the model of Tumblr that already exists. That’s exactly what I mean by new and as-of-yet un-measurable. It’s a very similar type of thing to a pre-Google Youtube. And as things stand now, the social value of Tumblr is very high, while the monetary value is questionable. But I think it’s been demonstrated in many ways that social value can and does translate into monetary value if you just figure out how to make it happen. That’s the challenge facing Yahoo now. How do you change the model of Tumblr to become more profitable while maintaining that which makes it special and gives it value in the first place? It’s a difficult question to answer, but I’m willing to believe that someone who knows a lot more about marketing than I do can probably come up with something.
(Although, the likely reason that Yahoo bought Tumblr is one of social relevancy. Being able to say that Tumblr is part of their brand makes them very socially relevant, which, let’s face it, Yahoo really hasn’t had in… ever.)
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