What's going to happen if Yahoo buys Tumblr?
I’m glad you asked that question. This is a serious situation that demands attention.
The first thing that will happen, of course, is a total breakdown of our society as we know it. Every financial market will crash, every government will crumble, laws will become meaningless, and you won’t be able to get Coke Zero at the checkout lane at Target anymore.
Money will be meaningless, so a new bartering system will be invented where people will exchange Beanie Babies for goods and services. Of course, the people who collected Beanie Babies in the 90’s will be rich beyond their wildest dreams, and soon they will be knee deep in snuggies and Hot Pockets.
A group of rebels will form, made up of Doctor Who, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Firefly, Supernatural, and Adventure Time fans. They will set aside their differences and work together toward the goal they call the “return of the gif”. Generations of children will listen to their elders describe the funny little moving pictures that you could use as a way to react to something, or as an indication of your mood on a given day.
Or, alternatively, nothing will happen.