Farewell to Tumblr. Porn won’t miss you

Farewell to Tumblr. Porn won’t miss you

Like many, I’ve been lamenting the passing of Tumblr. Their decision to ban adult content has struck a hard limit and like many I’ve taken stock and removed myself for pastures new.

Last night I saw the red flags. As I reviewed my past postings I saw endless flags for inappropriate content. Post after post marked up with the message screaming at me.

“You’re not welcome any more.”

I noticed my blatant adverts for the erotica I publish on Amazon weren’t flagged, so I did a little digging. Was there some correlation between when I posted these and bumps in my sales? No, was the short answer and the last reason for me to remain faded away.

There was something else I noticed. So much of the content I shared wasn’t original. It was “stolen” from websites, shared over and over with the originator long lost and forgotten.

When I restarted my Tumblr account I promised myself I wouldn’t fall into the trap of contributing to the endless exchange of anonymous content. I would only share material from creators, or where I found something I wanted to share I’d add links to the originator in the hope they’d see some small benefit. It became an impossible task. The creators were difficult to find, Google images unable to distinguish between the original source and its flooding Pinterest and Tumblr.

The porn hunters and image sharers will find somewhere new to go. Pornhub, Twitter and countless other sites have been put forward as potential places to slip away to. A relentless stream of new, stolen and reshared content will emerge and those of us who enjoy consuming will have our need met.

In the meantime, Tumblr will chart a new course. It will find a new audience. It will be smaller and less passionate. Maybe it’ll be more profitable.

And porn will still find a way to be found.

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