Pornhub wants to buy Tumblr from Verizon and make it NSFW again

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At this point it may be easier and cheaper for pornhub to create the own social media platform, the problem with tumblr is that while specific groups miss the adult stuff, a larger share use tumblr for vanilla / pg13 things, there will be a lot of flex, also VZ only makes 10 digit deals now, that's a huge chunk of coin for a free service.
 

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Honestly Tumblr lost a lot of users when they made it all SFW
 

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Honestly Tumblr lost a lot of users when they made it all SFW
Tumblr was already underwater before they banned NSFW content. Advertisers didn't want to pay top dollar for "porn traffic" which is notoriously bad for conversions. The ban was their last ditch effort to make it profitable and it hasn't worked. As far as I can tell, their two choices are to sell to PornHub or let it die.
 

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Probably not going to happen because Tumblr wasn’t meant to be a NSFW website.
 

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Tumblr was already underwater before they banned NSFW content. Advertisers didn't want to pay top dollar for "porn traffic" which is notoriously bad for conversions. The ban was their last ditch effort to make it profitable and it hasn't worked. As far as I can tell, their two choices are to sell to PornHub or let it die.
I hope it proves a point that when companies put the power of a dollar over their user base, they're going to have a bad time.

I wonder how a nsfw social media platform by Pornhub would go. I mean given their track record it'd probably work out for them, but that niche is already sort of filled by FetLife and having nsfw Twitter profiles.
 

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Eh, fetlife, twitter, deviant art, they don/t offer what tumblr did. Tumblr offered a full site with text, links, pics, even video, an actual website that you could make your own. Really, the closest thing now would be blogspot and that's old and dying. I really hope pornhub does buy it, or create their own. They are an amazing company that really care about the internet. Unfortunately, the real problem is mainstream politicians. I had hoped that as time went on, this sort of thing would get better, but just look at what England is pushing about online porn. And with the US kicking net neutrality to the curb, we may start to see more issues and problems rise up in the near future. I miss the days of anonymous and lulzsec. At least we had hope for a brighter future back then.
 

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I would absolutely love it if pornhub took over Tumblr. While the content coming back woul be nice I would have much more fun exploring the stats they would come up with based on Tumblr data. If you have never looked before I suggest you check out pornhub insights. (....com/insights).
 

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You really need an other place in NSFW more than 50$ of the web is already that ...
 

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IMHO the joy of tumblr was that it mixed NSFW and SFW and artistic / creative stuff in a sort of glorious and sort of bohemian mashup, sort of like the artistic zone of city where all the interesting stuff happens.

True, PH could just start their own version, but I'd guess/hope that buying it they'd be up & running faster and possibly able to re-instate a lot of blocked content (unless tumblr really totally deleted it all with no backups) which might buy them a lot of goodwill and a ready-made close-knit userbase. Growing a good community of loyal users is by far the hardest part of anything like this, and why startups get bought out for millions by larger companies - they're buying users, not anything technological they couldn't knock up themselves in an afternoon.
 

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The restriction of humanity is the restriction of creativity. If you create a freely accessible platform, it can’t be expected to meet anyone’s beliefs.
I think tumblr fell into this issue, as it had become a community for a varied and radically differentiating group of people. The business didn’t know how to handle them, and made the wrong call about its audience.
 
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The odd thing is how they focused so strongly on NSFW and the problem with child porn (which the legit NSFW crowd were making big efforts reporting), but seemingly didn't care so much about the racism, white supremacy,and just outright spam etc. that was flooding the place.
 
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