The latest and greatest news before the opening bell of the stock market is that Tumblr has been purchased by Yahoo! for a cool 1.1B in cash. Thats not a bad pay day for the guys who run and manage Tumblr at all in my opinion. There was even a post in Fast Company that stated that a number of people were abandoning Tumblr for WordPress (my blogging service of choice since I left Blogger a few years ago) for fear that Yahoo! would mess it up as it has some other properties in the past. I think this will be different though. I don’t think there will be a lot of interference from Yahoo! except to find new ways to generate cash through ads or by pushing some cool technology platforms out and using the audience as a test bed.
I’m still surprised that blogging among the masses is still popular. I posted something long ago that even questioned whether blogging was even relevant anymore. I’ve posted for years and no one follows me as far as I know and my blog gets minuscule hits but that was never the purpose of my blog anyway. I guess we’ll see how things go and see if this changes blogging…. I seriously doubt this will do anything to shake things up though 🙂