Friday, June 29th, 2012

Tumblr Monetizes! Troll Away!

A wonderful new feature on Tumblr means that you can destroy peoples' lives! For just $5, you can "pin" something to people's "dashboard," and these "pinned posts" don't go away until you "unpin" them. It's basically MADE for trolls. (Also, do you think people born after 1990 know what a pushpin is?)

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Matthew Lawrence (#3,423)

The super-busy new American Apparel ads on the Tumblr radar are also… something.

deepomega (#1,720)

Next up – you can pay money to change other people's themes!

That's like asking if people born before 1990 know what Pinterest is.

roboloki (#1,724)

@Clarence Rosario i don't know if i should feel worse that i was born before 1990 or that i know what pinterest is.

brent_cox (#40)

@Clarence Rosario that's like closing the barn doors after the horses have eaten your children.

jfruh (#713)

OK, I am a fogey who subscribes to all the Tumblrs I follow by putting their RSS feeds in my feed reader. I've been meaning to ask forever on Tumblr if there is any particular reason to follow people via the dashboard rather than my method. Now I know one big reason not to!

Also, if you follow enough people and they're all pinning things, won't eventually your whole dashboard be all cluttered up with pinned posts and you never get to the new ones?

keisertroll (#1,117)

I'm so old I remember when I got upset whenever people unfollowed my Tumblr.

hman (#53)

@keisertroll Really sorry about that.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@hman I used to know the proper memeface to respond to this.

Mr. B (#10,093)

I guess this is one more reason to be happy I don't have a Tumblr account?

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