Thursday, September 1st, 2011

It's "Everyone Hates Tumblr" Day :(

Rough day in new-media-land too: Tumblr's getting it from all sides, for pretty much extorting a developer—threatening to shut down his personal sites because they don't like a popular browser extension he made—and for not working well with fashion communities. C'mon boys! This kind of stuff is all easy to fix! Everyone's rooting for you.

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Matt (#26)

Can you please define 'extortion' for me I don't know what it means maybe you could include the definition in this blog post, thanks.

@Matt Why Matt, I'm glad you mentioned that. Apparently someone dramatic did that within the Tumblr post linked to.

Matt (#26)

I'm developing a version of Tumblr Savior that blocks all blog posts posted to Tumblr.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)


It really is ridiculous if, as Cutler says, the extension just manipulates the already fetched page. It would be like Tumblr not allowing High-Contrast, Large-Font accessibility browsing for the vision-impaired (because it changes their precious layout). For a company that supposedly "gets" the Internet, this whole thing is deeply disappointing.

[the dictionary defines disappointing as "failing to meet expectations"]

That fashion post is kind of silly, though, especially this bit:

"I have this year tried on two occasions to work with Tumblr on a professional level. So, I am coming to the table from a position of truth and authority."

Oh, okay then. Carry on.

rolandcrosby (#1,480)

Aaaaaah, so that's what this was about.

CaptBackslap (#10,313)

The real problem with Tumblr is the dispiriting hideousness of every page on it. As Shadowtodd once tweeted, "Seriously, every tumblr page I've ever seen looks like the botched shotgun suicide of an actual Website."

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

How does Molly fit into this?

Matt (#26)

She deleted hers didn't you hear?

cherrispryte (#444)

No no no, this Saturday is "Everyone Hates Tumblr" day – don't go to Tumblr on 9/3/11 if you're pissed about Missing E going away and the increasing suckiness of Tumblr. I would repost the entire thing I read about this, but as Tumblr's search function is totally useless, there's no way for me to find it.

Seriously though. Boycott Tumblr this Saturday.

(Or just give in to SOM and delete your Tumblr already. Whatevs.)

caw_caw (#5,641)

I guess I'm the only person who's kind of glad Tumblr staff hasn't figured out how important it is to hop into bed with LVMH in order to turn my dashboard into some ad contraption.

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