Just two years after Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp said that advertising on sites like his made him physically sick, Karp has announced that Tumblr will start offering paid advertising. In 2010, Karp told The LA Times that the blogging site was "pretty opposed to advertising" and "it really turns our stomachs". Today at the …
... admitting he'd been an "idiot" to say that.
and now an idiot to be unable to create a better revenue stream?
another sellout move along nothing to see here
Society: Everybody has a price and if they don't we will classify they as mentally deranged and lock them up.
I imagine it still turns his stomach, but it also fills his wallet. So there you go...
Ads turn my stomach
but they pay for a lot of Pepto(r)(TM)(visit us at fuckyeahpeptobismol.tumblr.com!) so it's all okay, then.
tumblr turns my stomach
bit rich from a fucking awful site full of fucking awful content
the fact that he's going to take 30 pieces of silver for the shame doesn't surprise me
Surely the ads would just be adding targetted images/ads into the users Dashboard?
If the user is interested, then they can click on it, and the animated gif can play.
One ad per 50 images would probably be tolerated, especially if the ads are well targetted to fit in with the users preferences. eg. a guy who likes looking at cars may not even notice if an image of a car with some text shows up.
...so bets on how badly they can annoy their users in 3,2,1...
Probably a simple reason
The hosting bill showed up, and 'unlimited traffic *' turned out to be a marketing term.
Confusing corporations with people again!
My thoughts are corporates only get in on the game when a social network or blogging service turns popular amongst the great unwashed.
If you're so popular that corporate entities are taking advantage of your service to try and reach wallet^H^H^H^H^H^Haudiences, why not charge corporates to use your network and be done with it?