No, this isn’t a free speech/censorship piece. How much skin should be allowed on social media platforms is a worthwhile topic…but a topic for another day.
Apparently Tumblr had become a haven for escorts, sugar babies, sex workers, and other purveyors of X-rated entertainment.
Then after Tumblr banned the sex, management was shocked to discover that no one cared about Tumblr.
I briefly dabbled with Tumblr two years ago, before discovering that I had almost no use for it.
Tumblr is a sort of microblogging site, more flexible than Twitter, but not nearly as robust as WordPress, or even Google Blogger.
The site is neither fish nor fowl, really; and it’s difficult to see why anyone would have a use for it…once you take out the sex.
Apparently, both the old and the new owners of Tumblr agreed. Hence the fire sale of the platform at 2% of its former value–prior to the porn ban.