Posted on | February 11, 2019 | No Feedback
When all of the SJWs have been crying about journalists being laid off at Huffington Publish, none of them bothered to say Tumblr, which is a part of the identical Oath Media division of father or mother firm Verizon. Let’s recount the historical past of how HuffPo and Tumblr obtained mixed:
Throughout all of the moaning concerning the HuffPo layoffs because the demise of Democracy As We Know It, no one appeared to recollect Tumblr, a big money drain that has been dropping huge quantities of cash ever since its creation. Through the 4 years between Yahoo’s ill-advised acquisition of Tumblr and Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo, it was revealed that Tumblr is “successfully nugatory” — the location has by no means made cash, nor will it ever. Till 2014, I had no concept that Tumblr even existed, however after I started researching radical feminism, I shortly turned acquainted with a phenomenon referred to as the “Tumblrina”:
An typically unattractive, butthurt, and obnoxious feminine consumer of the favored website Tumblr.
Somebody who complains all day on Tumblr about how oppressed they’re by males, when 99% of ranting instances have been provoked can be meaningless or of utmost minute significance to the typical individual.
Tumblr addicted feminine who’s outlined by her sensitivities and adherence to widespread tumblr feminist opinions and/or tendencies leading to undue drama and partitions of textual content.
A dramatic, self-righteous tumblr-er who exaggerates prejudice and injustice . . . and tries to make different individuals really feel shitty about present. Also called a social justice warrior or sjw, the tumblrina might record ridiculous “triggers” and declare that anybody in contrast to them has “privilege” and will apologize for being born.
It was not an accident that Tumblr attracted these individuals. Once I first encountered the phenomenon of Tumblrinas, a longtime observer of this scene defined that Tumblr is a low-skill platform, requiring completely zero information, as a result of any fool might simply hit the “reblog” button and create a website completely of secondhand content material. Tumblr’s consumer base is about 2-to-1 female-to-male and skews very younger. In a 2016 interview, Danielle Strle, former director of group and content material at Tumblr, expressed her enthusiasm for a way Tumblr aggregates youthful stupidity:
I imply the Reblog is extremely highly effective. You’ll be able to take one thing from another person’s weblog to all your followers and onto your weblog with one click on. It permits info to unfold in a method that no different platform fairly does. . . . [I]t comes into your media stream and it’s simply this magical river of web superior, of latest concepts. . . .
I feel that we stay in an age when so many algorithms and so many platforms are simply making an attempt to serve up extra of what the pc thinks we’d need, based mostly on what we’ve clicked on prior to now, however due to the human factor of Tumblr, your dashboard is simply filled with issues individuals have Reblogged that you simply won’t have ran into by yourself. You’re following this weblog since you’re actually into retrofuturist aesthetic they usually submit plenty of that great things, however then additionally they Reblog some politics factor as a result of they care and are enthusiastic about it and also you’re ran into that concept.
Tumblr’s “magical river of web superior” was attracting a “group” of like-minded younger dimwits, Ms. Strle acknowledged:
Younger individuals are typically probably the most politically progressive, their minds are open, their hearts are open, they’re being considerate about issues.
This younger era of feminists who’re like high-school age, they’re driving feminism to the highest of individuals’s lips.
What occurs when a bunch of open-minded progressive teenager women are given an unsupervised “magical river of web superior”? Amongst different issues, an infinite demand for LBGTQ+ “help”:
What does it imply to help “all sexual orientations and gender identities”? Do the greater than 100,000 individuals who’ve “appreciated” or “reblogged” that publish suppose that I, as a heterosexual male, am in want of their help? Do they really help male heterosexuality? Don’t be foolish! The supply of that specific submit declares: “I’m a queer, autistic nerd. 26, from Sweden. INFP. Pronouns: they/them.”
Translation: Mentally irregular and deeply confused.
Do you suppose that each one these hundreds of Tumblrinas who endorsed this expression of help from the queer autistic Swedish nerd of indeterminate gender requested themselves what they have been endorsing? No, in fact not — the open-minded progressive youngsters simply hit “reblog” to point out their dedication to infinitely “inclusive” weirdness, as a result of in any other case somebody may condemn them as a hateful bigot.
Yet one more demand for infinite “help”:
Pricey straight allies: For those who’re gonna help us, help all of us. Help trans women, trans boys, non binary youngsters, ace and aro youngsters, pansexuals, bisexuals, and so forth. Help questioning individuals. Help lgbt+ individuals who don’t match the stereotypes. Don’t simply help us with the intention to have a homosexual greatest pal or brag about your lesbian pal, after which flip round and snort at “76 genders” memes or invalidate non LG orientations. Help us as a result of we’re people and we deserve human rights, too. You don’t get to select and select who you help.
Those that want to be “straight allies” to the LGBTQIA group “don’t get to select and select who you help.” Principally, you should help any type of id or orientation, as long as it’s irregular, perverse and deviant. And I’m unsure that the 6,000+ individuals who’ve “favored” or “reblogged” that submit have thought-about what method of weird behaviors is perhaps included within the rainbow-flag alphabet-soup to which they’re “allies.” Nor do I suppose these Tumblrinas have mirrored on whether or not anybody’s “human rights” would truly be infringed with out the limitless help of their “straight allies.” And gosh, what sort of individuals do you suppose could be demanding this “help”?
Elkhart man accused of importing
baby porn to Tumblr
— Jan. three, 2019
Rock Hill man uploaded baby porn pictures
to Tumblr social media, police say
— Jan. 14, 2019
Sarasota lady accused of importing
youngster pornography to Tumblr
— Jan. 17, 2019
Abilene police monitor baby porn
uploaded to Tumblr to pc
utilized by former ACU scholar
— Jan. 23, 2019
Florida man arrested for possessing
baby porn downloaded from Tumblr
— Jan. 29, 2019
Native man sentenced to jail after
posting youngster pornography on Tumblr
— Jan. 29, 2019
Tallahassee man accused of sharing
baby pornography on Tumblr
— Feb. eight, 2019
These are just some current headlines, among the many many tales about sexual predators and youngster pornographers utilizing Tumblr. And this drawback was the topic of dangerous information for the location final November:
The social networking service Tumblr introduced [Nov. 19] that its iOS app had been faraway from Apple’s App Retailer after youngster sexual abuse content material had been discovered on the platform throughout a routine audit.
The platform first introduced an undisclosed concern with the iOS app on Friday. Monday’s replace stated Tumblr makes use of an “business database” to stop the distribution of illicit content material; nevertheless, the content material that was found had not but been included in that database.
Apple requires iOS apps to have content material filters to stop the distribution of kid pornography, The Verge reported.
“We’re dedicated to serving to construct a protected on-line surroundings for all customers, and we now have a zero tolerance coverage on the subject of media that includes youngster sexual exploitation and abuse … We instantly eliminated this content material,” Tumblr’s assertion learn.
Tumblr has a popularity as a platform with a permissive angle in the direction of grownup content material. The governments of Indonesia and South Korea have sparred with Tumblr over its dealing with of sexual content material, the BBC reported.
Is there a connection between (a) Tumblr’s “permissive angle in the direction of grownup content material,” (b) its reputation with “progressive” youngsters, and (c) its help for “all sexual orientations and gender identities”? One may simply theorize such a connection, and collect proof in help of that concept, which could additionally clarify why the idiots at Yahoo have been prepared to pay greater than a billion dollars for Tumblr in 2013, regardless of the platform’s complete lack of any profit-generating capability: “Hey, a website crammed filled with perverts, pornography and confused queer youngsters — let’s purchase it!”
The whole lot was crusing alongside properly for this poisonous waste-dump of a website, nevertheless, till Tumblr’s kiddie porn drawback acquired them kicked off the App retailer, after which they introduced a change in coverage:
Tumblr introduced [Dec. 3] it should ban photographs, movies, and GIFs that present “sexual acts” on its web site beginning Dec. 17.
The transfer comes two weeks after baby pornography creeped onto its web site, The Hill reported . . .
“In case your publish has been flagged as grownup, it is going to be reverted to a personal setting viewable solely by you,” Tumblr’s web site stated.
Exceptions to the ban on grownup content material embrace publicity to nipples in relation to breast-feeding and gender reassignment surgical procedure, erotica, nudity present in artwork and nudity related to political or newsworthy speech, Tumblr’s web site stated.
Additionally in December, extra dangerous information for Tumblr’s father or mother firm:
Verizon simply admitted that the model worth of its media firm, Oath, is nearly nothing.
Verizon (VZ) introduced Tuesday that it might take a $four.6 billion writedown on Oath, which incorporates Yahoo and AOL.
Oath’s model worth is now simply $200 million, in line with Verizon. That’s a shocking lower in worth because it shaped in 2017. Verizon stated Oath’s model was value $four.eight billion when it final accounted for the corporate’s goodwill valuation. A goodwill valuation encompasses an organization’s model worth and fame.
Verizon snapped up quite a lot of legacy media manufacturers in recent times to create Oath. It purchased Yahoo for $four.5 billion in 2017 and AOL, which owns HuffPost, for $four.four billion in 2015.
Oh, the “magical river of web superior”! Verizon blew almost $10 billion to accumulate AOL and Yahoo, the worth of which is “virtually nothing,” together with the porn-infested swamp of LGBTQ-inclusive insanity that’s Tumblr. Perhaps these journalists laid off by HuffPo ought to simply go begin Tumblr blogs like that queer autistic Swedish nerd.
In any other case? Study to code.