Web Log: Tumblr keeps users happy with improved replies

Blogging platform adds more features following backlash for removing reply options

When Tumblr recently removed the ability to reply to posts – while adding an instant messaging feature – its user base was in revolt

When Tumblr recently removed the ability to reply to posts – while adding an instant messaging feature – its user base was in revolt

 

Tumblr is one of those internet rabbit holes where you can quite literally tumble for hours from link to bizarro link. It’s the birthplace of most memes, eye-wateringly bad fan-fic, endless Friends GIFs and teenaged snark. Browsing through Tumblr is a bit like visiting a flea market rather than heading to Facebook, aka the Tesco of the internet.

When the Yahoo-owned blogging platform recently removed the ability to reply to posts – while adding an instant messaging feature – its user base was in revolt. The powers that be listened, bringing back new and improved replies: users can now reply multiple times, comment separately on reposts, and see replies gathered in one place thanks to a new feature called Notes.

If you’re looking for something different such as Harry Potter fan art, Q&As with celebs like Harrison Ford, or some great author blogs (see: Ransom Riggs, the guy behind Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children) now is the time to dip into Tumblr.

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