Hey guys: please deactivate the new Tumblr “favorites first” functionality
It might seem like a good idea but it basically gives Tumblr the power to decide what you see first. We have no idea of how that algorhythm works.
Besides, it’s already hurting artists on this website. We depend on people seeing our posts to make a living. With the new tool, many artists just don’t get seen anymore, as the algorhythm doesn’t care about that.
Maybe you think this is meaningless and you’re too lazy to uncheck the box, but remember: you’ll probably see less of new, beautiful, and interesting art/writing/crafts/anything on your dash. You’ll be lead to see only a few cherry-picked users and kinds of posts, and you don’t get to decide which. Tumblr is a tool of discovery - and you’ll be losing that ability with the new item.
By the way, @staff: NO ONE LIKES FAVORITES FIRST IN ANY SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT ESPECIALLY IN AN INFORMAL ONE LIKE TUMBLR. You’re hurting your public and people who use this to work. Take it down.
To everyone else: thanks for reading, and I hope you’ll spare 5 seconds to uncheck the box :) Also, please reblog.