Tumblr: Sorry About the Rocky Porn Ban Rollout
Fred Vogelstein Fred Vogelstein. Have you ever seen one of those slow-motion videos of a high-rise building being demolished with explosives so it will implode? It's unclear what will exist on Tumblr after the sexual content is gone. PCMag reviews products independently , but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Where the building collapses in on itself like a brick ballet, falling to the ground in a vast cloud of dust, smoke and rubble? Since its launch in , the platform has been a popular host for explicit blogs, sex worker websites and porn-centered communities who relished having a safe, unrestricted space to call their own.
As Tumblr Implodes Amid NSFW Ban And Protests, What Platform Steps Up?
The result was a topsy-turvy blogosphere of slash fiction, erotic art, and niche sexual preference communities, coexisting alongside non-adult content of fan pages, personal diaries, and teen snark. Others are signing petitions at Change. Thus an important resource to a confused and scared teenager may suddenly be removed from the site. And Tumblr itself almost certainly will be further diminished, if not permanently damaged. Have you ever seen one of those slow-motion videos of a high-rise building being demolished with explosives so it will implode? Tumblr disagrees; it noted that you can still write about sex on the platform. Issie Lapowsky Issie Lapowsky.
Paris Martineau Paris Martineau. Subscribe Streamy Awards Search. That means content creators still have time to download and migrate their past posts to an alternative platform—assuming they don't deliberately run afoul of Tumblr's new anti-porn rules. Congratulations to Tumblr on taking a stand against the only thing people still go on Tumblr for — Mike Drucker MikeDrucker December 3, How would I find it and articulate it not just to myself, but to a partner?