I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve. Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.
They really executed this announcement well — right down to the GIFs.
Dear History Teachers,
Yup I’m looking at you. This is partially your fault. Take a break from the Incas, Aztecs, Explorers, Kings, Asia Minor, Washington, Lincoln etc and teach these kids about MUSIC HISTORY.
I really would like them to know that their favorite BULL SHIT bands that have the freedom to write their own lyrics, be controversial, and create inventive music are THANKS to a FUCKING KNIGHTED LEGEND name PAUL McCartney who with one of the “original” rock bands REVOLUTIONIZED music FOREVER!
Dear Youth of this world (And their parents for that matter),
Our world might end with your generation and that really SCARES ME!
Because if you don’t know who King Henry the 8th, George Washington OR The Beatles are we’re in SEVERE fucking trouble.
****Mom if you read this sorry for the swearing but it was necessary. These kids don’t know who the Beatles or Paul McCartney are. What’s wrong with them???****
Pandora unveils free concert series - fans get invites based on thumbing histories.
Dawes is up first with a show in Portland, OR.
Love this concept: reward a fan for using a product in a way that benefits his interestes - and then have that reward be related to those interests. Private invites are going out to fans based on what they’ve thumbed up…
But it goes deeper: the LA times says the region was chosen based on user recommendation data. “Portland was chosen as the city for the show after data recorded by Pandora’s Music Genome Project showed listeners in that region were 25% more likely to like a Dawes song and 30% more likely to create a station from the band than listeners in any other U.S. city…”