Since we launched our first sponsored post on Tumblr Radar one year ago, we’ve been proud to see our partners bring their most creative work to Tumblr. Their posts have already earned more than 10 million likes and reblogs.
Today, we’ll start to bring sponsored posts to your Dashboard on the web. Just like in our mobile apps, these posts will simply blend in with the posts from the blogs you follow.
Now back to your regularly scheduled Dashboard!
Let me tell you why I don’t like this. I already have to spend a huge portion of my day wading through the visual and auditory garbage of advertising, whether it’s TV, radio, billboards,etc.. This was the one place where I could look at the people, images, and ideas that I like. Now a space that I considered personal is once again being intruded upon by those who are constantly vying for my attention and money everywhere else. I am too smart to not see the beginning of this pattern. Next it will the different TV companies like AMC, TLC, NBC, ABC, and the like telling what to watch. Then other companies will start in with what to eat, what I should look like, etc.. I swear every time our generation comes together in a massive quantity the generations before us get scared. So they throw more unimportant drivel at us to distract from anything important. That’s beside the point here. The point is that the second that you, Tumblr, put a third party’s condition into our relationship is the second that you ruined it. So, goodbye. I’m sure I’m just another number to you, but don’t be surprised when we all leave and this site becomes virtually dead in the next five to seven years.