note: yahoo has not actually purchased tumblr yet, they have just made the 1.1 billion dollar offer official. the offer needs to be accepted before anything’s final.
i’m curious as to what will happen if it goes through because tumblr was already on a decline (IMO) and yahoo is kind of notorious for ruining whatever it buys. total meltdown? complete disaster? surprising turnaround? who knows.
Stagnation compared to other similar blogging websites, a lack of efficient and helpful customer service, a disrespect for and subsequent decline in user base, and integration with current Yahoo! properties including Yahoo! Mail, Flickr, and… Delicious, I guess.
This is the story of a wonderful idea. Something that had never been done before, a moment of change that shaped the Internet we know today. This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way.
Do you remember Flickr’s tag line? It reads “almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.” It was an epic humble brag, a momentously tongue in cheek understatement.
Because until three years ago,of courseFlickr was the best photo sharing service in the world. Nothing else could touch it. If you cared about digital photography, or wanted to share photos with friends, you were on Flickr.
Yet today, that tagline simply sounds like delusional posturing. The photo service that was once poised to take on the the world has now become an afterthought. Want to share photos on the Web? That’s what Facebook is for. Want to look at the pictures your friends are snapping on the go? Fire up Instagram.
If I were a magic wizard I wouldn’t harm people when they pissed me off, I’d just put these really fucked up random curses on them, like every time they saw a school bus they would shit their pants, or every time someone said the word Thursday they would pretend they were a dragon for 20 seconds.
I remember the Wayside School series. There was a school psychologist who would play jokes on his patients by hypnotizing them and having them do what OP described.
Nope, too late. I’ve already formed a 20-page defense for Topatoco detailing in every possible detail how wrong she is (with a few personal insults thrown in for good measure, including her heritage as a person from New Jersey.)
Maybe we’re scared… or… maybe we jump to prove that we’re not scared.
The Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, presents THE ISOLATION TRILOGY.
And so, after several days of work (and a few weeks of procrastination), I’ve completed my magnum opus: A full, theoretical box set of Coleman Francis’ film output that isn’t just an Eclipse set. And it’s not just cover artwork, as you can see: The whole set comes with a bunch of fake new features as well, from promotional materials to new documentary features. One note of interest: The authors mentioned in the “PLUS: A booklet…” section have, in fact, made such writings regarding Coleman Francis. Linking them here would be too easy; try Google. You’ll thank me later.
This whole thing also gave me a chance to test out my custom 1:1 Fake Criterion cover artwork template. If anybody wants the PSD, just ask. As you can see, it works for both DVD and BD covers; I used a modified version for my custom 99 REASONS coverslip.