So many bitches are whining about Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr and threaten to raid David Karp’s house in Williamsburg. Only thing is, Tumblr owes them nothing because they used it as a free service, and consequently, the company was running out of investor money. Their overhead significantly exceeded any meek revenue they were getting. As we all know, free things come with a price in the end. Nonetheless, Tumblr is in no way going to change as a service after the acquisition.
The bottom line is, Tumblr had the choice to shut down, charge their users subscription fees, flood your dashboard with forcibly inserted, irrelevant ads, or continue to be the same, free service under Yahoo!’s jurisdiction. I don’t know about you, but option 4 sounds best to me.