Understand the culture first!

 This is not a long winded whinge, I’ll try to be as short and to the point as possible. 

1. Since the acquisition by Yahoo, Tumblr has been getting “un-cooler” everyday, not like in a big way but in little irritating things that are building up into what I think will be a catastrophic crescendo.

2. Up-to 5 of my favourite blogs have been deleted. One of them being “ratchetmess.tumblr.com”. I don’t know if it’s the old Tumblr staff doing this or it’s new policy by yahoo, I’m guessing the latter.

3. I have a feeling that you guys at Yahoo don’t have a fucking clue about what Tumblr is about. Case in point “Ratchetmess”, I understand it was banned because of copyright issues? I mean WTF does copyright come into play here? it’s not like they charged people to look at the site or anything. It was all about getting a laugh and sharing funny photos. I know countless other sites that have suffered the same fate. TUMBLR IS A COMMUNITY NOT A MARKET PLACE.  I think you guys should employ the time-tested strategy of lurking out first till you understand what the fuck it is that this site is about. After that you can now bring about your bright ideas.

It’s not easy being green - as one Brazilian man proved when he painted himself to look like the Incredible Hulk - and found the colour wouldn’t wash off.

Pool attendant Paulo Henrique dos Santos, from Vila Cruzeiro, dressed up as the comic book hero for a running event, but got a nasty shock when the time came to remove the green paint.        

After frantic scrubbing, the hapless chap realised he’d used a paint reserved for ballistic missiles and nuclear submarines.