I might have to take back what I wrote earlier tonight about Yahoo and Tumblr.
For those unaware, the reaction to Yahoo’s redesign of Flickr in that service’s official forum was probably as close to 100-percent negative as possible. While on Twitter tonight, I noticed that “the new flickr” was trending (at least in Los Angeles). I took a look at it expecting to see some funny comments on how badly people hate the redesign. What I saw was as much of a love-fest under this Twitter topic as there was a hate-fest in the forum.
However, as I scrolled through the tweets, I noticed a lot of similarities in their wording and overall content. Then, I found the section of tweets shown above…and those links do all go to the legitimate, complimentary story at Time’s website.
Is Yahoo not only buying friends like Mitt Romney did on Twitter in 2012 but also getting them to tweet that the new Flickr is great in order to counter the overwhelming grief they have taken for the redesign on their forum, here on Tumblr, and elsewhere? Make your own conclusions but, to me, it sure looks like Marissa Mayer still had a few dollars in her purse and spent it on what I call a “bot trend.” If that is indeed the case, we can throw out any trust we have in Yahoo no matter what David Karp says or does. I just hope some journalist noticed this and follows up on it as, of course, nobody’s going to pay any real attention to a mere porn blogger on Tumblr.
FUCK OFF COLE WE CAN’T HANDLE YOUR BILL SHIT RIGHT NOW
“not going to change anything” my ass
Liar david karp.
THIS SITE ISN’T FOR KIDS.
More like FUCK OFF not
Look at that van go
that comment makes me uncomfortable
NO ONE SHOULD LOOK THAT GOOD WITH A GUN.
“how dare u make me make a mistake motherfucker do u even know who i am”
Reblogging for the rage pout.