Tagged Posts: david karp
Over at my srys bsns blog, I gave my thoughts on the recent Tumblr ask box restrictions drama.
Sarah Hyneman, VP of Tumblr, was outside the door. “David honey I’m coming in okay? Get dressed, I have the key. There are some men with me, don’t be afraid David. Everything will be okay.” Sarah turned the key and entered the office with the two burly men.
David was on the floor, rolling on his sides and cackling like a madman.
The two men approached him and cautiously lifted him up, only to begin wrapping a straight-jacket around the chemically imbalanced CEO.
“Everything’s going to be okay David.” Sarah spoke calmly.
David continued to laugh.
“Why are you laughing David?”
David stopped laughing and spoke very sternly, “The users. They asked how they could still talk to each other via ask box.”
Sarah raised an eyebrow; She didn’t understand. The two men picked up David and began to carry him from the office.
David looked back at Sarah, “I told them they could e-mail each other.”
Sarah gasped in horror.
“BUT THEY CAN’T SEND E-MAIL ADDRESSES VIA ASK!”
…if you have something to say about [a post], you actually have to take the post and put it on your blog, attaching it to your identity, where you can say anything you want at that point, the trick is it generally forces people to be — you know, you’re mucking up your own page if you’re throwing totally nasty stuff out there, so people as a result want to be much more considerate about the stuff that they write.
Founder David Karp talking about the lack of traditional comments on Tumblr
I find Tumblr intriguing (duh) so I was looking at some interviews, etc. with Tumblr founder David Karp and observed this phenomenon in the comments of basically every video. And decided to illustrate my observations. With a rough pie chart. That I drew.
Pondering the nature of Tumblr, David Karp, and hipsters.
|*i want to know if david karp has ever done a talk anywhere about the no comments stuff|
|*he sure doesn't post about it in his tumblr because tumblr isn't for deep things waaah waaaah waaah|
|*sorry now i'm imagining a guy in a beret in a dark cafe holding a latte and smoking pot going /no, it's not for deep things. you don't need to think. that's the beauty of it./|
|*so it's deep by not being deep|