Tag Archives: Tumblr

Tumblr’s Ban On Adult Content Goes Into Effect

The BBC reports: New rules about adult content on blogging site Tumblr, which have upset many of its users, have come into force. The site no longer allows such material but said existing posts that fell foul of its new policy would be hidden, not deleted. It also tried to reassure users that Tumblr would remain a place for free …

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Verizon Takes $4.6B Write-Down On Tumblr Division

Billboard Magazine reports: Verizon Communications has recorded a steep goodwill impairment charge on its Oath media division. The telecom giant said on Tuesday that the creation of Oath after it acquired Yahoo for $4.5 billion and merged it with AOL has led to a charge of around $4.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2018. “The goodwill balance of the …

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Tumblr To Permanently Ban All Adult Content

The Verge reports: Tumblr is permanently banning adult content from its platform as of December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used. The ban includes explicit sexual content and nudity with a few exceptions, the company tells The Verge. Its announcement comes just days after Tumblr was …

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Apple Boots Tumblr App Over Child Pornography

The Verge reports: Tumblr says that child pornography was the reason for its app’s sudden disappearance from the iOS App Store. The app has been missing from the store since November 16th, but until now the reason for its absence was unclear — initially Tumblr simply said it was “working to resolve the issue with the iOS app.” However, after …

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Leelah Alcorn’s Blog Has Been Deleted

Gay Star News notes today that Leelah Alcorn’s Tumblr has been deleted. Leelah’s tortured yet eloquent posts there have galvanized LGBT activists worldwide since her suicide earlier this week. It’s unknown whether the deletion was requested by Leelah’s family, whether they obtained her password and did it themselves, or whether it was removed for violating Tumblr rules about discussing suicide. …

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Tumblr: Judgmental Maps

Embiggen for better reading. More cities here.

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Tumblr: Boyfriend Twin

JMG reader Eddie tips us to Boyfriend Twin, a Tumblr dedicated to photos of boyfriends who look like each other. UPDATE: I chose the above couple from all those photos because I thought they looked JMG-y, if you will. So of course it turns out that they are JMG readers. Jamie (on the right) points out that they are husband …

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How To Out-Onion The Onion

JMG reader Cemre Gungor created the above for his Facebook page.

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Yahoo Buys Tumblr

The New York Times reports: The board of Yahoo, the faded Web pioneer, agreed on Sunday to buy the popular blogging service Tumblr for about $1.1 billion in cash, the companies announced Monday, a signal of how the company plans to reposition itself as the technology industry makes a headlong rush into social media. The deal would be the largest …

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