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Weekly Giggle: Yahoo buys Tumblr, leaves fandoms in despair

Will “Yumblr” or “Tahoo” ever be shipped, or will they just merely be a BROTP?

On May 20, news reports announced that Tumblr founder and creator David Karp, also known as the daddy of Tumblr, had sold his wonderful world of social awkwardness to Yahoo for a hefty $1.1 billion.

For Sherlock fans everywhere, it is safe to say that the only person responsible for Yahoo buying Tumblr is Steven Moffat.

Instead of completing the third season of BBC’s Sherlock, which is set to be released at the end of year never, Moffat has chosen to spend his time overseas while  compiling more ways to tear our souls and hearts apart.

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Well maybe this isn’t entirely his fault, OK fine, it’s not his fault at all, but let’s be honest. Basically everything else that has to do with heartbreak leads to him.

We no can longer trust Moffat.

This deal is the biggest purchase of a social networking site since Facebook’s purchase of Instagram. If Justin Timberlake’s acquisition of MySpace in 2011 is any indicator, the new Tumblr will suck and feature a lot of horizontal scrolling.

Though most of us are happy that Tumblr’s beautiful creator is finally getting some heavy cash in his pocket, the real question remains, “Will these new changes recreate a completely new, censored, family oriented, and most of all, boring Tumblr?”

I can’t even imagine. Tumblr, which houses our society’s shippers, fanfics and gifs, has much riding on this new transaction. Every Tumblr user, myself included, can only hope that nothing changes or brings disorder to the content in our blogs. All of our “feels” are on the line again as they continue to be with anything that involves Johnlock (thanks a lot, Moffat), Merthur and Destiel. But if we are Loki enough (see what I did there), nothing will ever come between our obsession with fictional characters and the tender love we hold for each other.

Maybe if we all pretend Yahoo never bought Tumblr, Yahoo will eventually go away.

So, fellow De Anza students and Tumblr users, continue on with your dandy day and remember: we never had this conversation.

Oh, and Yahoo, go home. You’re drunk.

You don’t even go here.


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