For all that Yahoo! completely screwed up and deleted Geocities, my Flickr photo stream is still there and works as well as it did in 2005. Not a single URL has broken, not a single image is missing.
I hope Yahoo! survives and that Tumblr can be part of that success.
Tumblr is an organic social network
Creating a faux social network and forcing it upon users is unwise. The entity to whom I will not refer by name just announced that they would be discontinuing all games and puzzles on their much publicized, two year old social network, G Minus. How fun is that?
The new G Minus user interface, released a few days ago, has all the functionality of Pinterest as a medium for verbal communication. (Pinterest is the worst website for text content, ever). The look and feel of G Minus is very similar to Pinterest, two years after Pinterest introduced it.
Big G needs more self-doubt (hubris…). Big G should have done more, or rather, better, market research. To get a better feel for this, visit my old column on Newsvine or the site’s landing page (I’m sorry if I’m drifting toward self-promotion, maybe in need of a hubris course correction of my own), Newsvine.