I just posted this on my Tumblr. It will be one of my last posts.
First of all I would like to thank David Karp for creating this platform. He did a fine job. He did what no other social media creator has done: he created a platform that was for the most part a joy to use. I don’t begrudge him for selling Tumblr to Yahoo for 1.1 billion dollars. If I had been in his position I would have done the same. The only sin that David Karp committed was not finding a way to make Tumblr profitable for corporations.
I would also like to thank the thirty seven thousand followers that followed me. I am a former cattle farmer who raised her own crops to feed her stock. Farmers take a special joy in seeing things grow. I would also like to thank you all for being respectful of my boundaries and patient for my slow replies to messages. I had a lot of them. I would also like to thank you for being patient and sticking with me during my periods of inactivity.
Well, it was fun while it lasted and I believe we all deep down saw this day coming. Oath, the company who bought Yahoo for some reason and is in turn owned by Verizon, has made the decision to ban all adult content on this site. They are being ridiculed all over Youtube for making the worst business decision since Coca-Cola introduced New Coke in 1985. I am going to say something unpopular here. I don’t think it was. The truth is that this site has never made money. If anything the bad decision was Yahoo buying this platform in the first place. I’m not going to go into the why’s and wherefore’s of their decision because I believe their explanation is a cartload of rubbish. I’m not going to go into why I believe that here. I know why Oath did this. They did it to get advertisers(money). Companies like Proctor and Gamble and Microsoft do not want to advertise on a site with boobies on them. They’ll gladly advertise on platforms with violence and hate speech or sports like American football where you can watch men turn their brains to mush but they draw the line on boobies. I’m not going to debate the idiocy of this here. The bottom line is that I don’t like what happened but I understand why it happened.
You see, social media is a con job. They all convince their users that they are site. This is a lie. I honestly believe that David Karp believed that the users were the site. His offices were filled with original artwork done by the users of this site. However, when he sold it to Yahoo, what he believed became moot.We are not the site. We are the product and we are sold to the advertisers. The products that produced adult content are not desirable and will be tossed out. This is the dirty secret that users on Facebook are beginning to slowly learn.
The big question is where do we go? Well, a lot of people can just go to porn sites and do fine. I’m not so fortunate. My adult content was a bit on the artistic side. Yes, I would have my moods and post things from time to time that were a bit crass, but on the whole I’m proud of what I posted. I had professional photographers and artists follow me. I will be moving my content to Pornhub mostly for the purposes of storage until I find a more suitable place. Who knows? Maybe I’ll catch on there. They’ll be watching the nastiest hardcore porn and then accidentally see my wares and like it. People who listen to metal will occasionally put on Pink Floyd to mellow a bit. Maybe. I’ll be Pink Floyd. I will not be joining Twitter. I firmly believe that Pornhub is actually more respectable than that shit hole site.
I did have fun here and enjoyed my time but I do have regrets. I would have to say that not being consistent in my posting was a major regret. However, I would have to say that my main one was not answering my messages as much as I wanted to. Most of you simply sent kind messages saying you enjoyed what I did. You didn’t do weird come on’s like a lot of men do. You were for the most part gentlemen and I didn’t thank you as I should have. It wasn’t because I didn’t appreciate you it was because I had a really weird year setting up a side business and personal problems. As for the ladies? You dirty girls. I’ll miss you the most.
In closing, I find it ironic that the financially successful platforms are the most toxic to users and the one site that was built with the user solely in mind is a financial failure. Because of this I truly believe that the social media experiment is a success for it’s investors and an utter failure for its users.