Mohney and Bennett’s articles will appear on Tumblr’s homepage, with the hope that it will keep users lingering, thus making the site more attractive to advertisers. The two will be tasked with writing about the dynamics of Tumblr and the people behind the blogs. “I’m trying to figure out how we cover the ideas, themes and people who live in it,” Bennett told the Times.
Oh! Well, that just sounds… Terrible.
Sure, there are a few Tumblr’s out there that should be covered, but the majority of them are crap [Editor’s note: My Tumblr is Pulitzer worthy]. The creation of F*ckYeahYellow — a blog about things that are yellow! — isn’t riveting. Neither are a million other Tumblrs, whether they’re full of sad poems, sad pictures about sad poems, or even just picture of every damn thing a person has eaten that day.
In regards to this much cooler article. It’s great to dismiss a service that you don’t even bother to treat seriously. Bravo, Fishbowl NY. You sure showed them.
This just confirms our belief that those who don’t know about Tumblr, don’t need to know about Tumblr.