as cheesy as it sounds, I deleted my facebook and my instagram app in attempts to disconnect myself from the artificial social life that I often forget is not real. I’ve realized since then that these 300 or so odd people that I thought were a part of my life, whom I felt I needed to be in constant contact with, actually aren’t at all. In retrospect, the 4, 5, 6 friends whom I see on a regular basis are the only individuals who really mean anything, the only ones who cause some sort of ripple in my day to day.
DEVELOPING: “Karp just announced that the Featured spot on the Tumblr dashboard is going up for sale to advertisers.”
Looks like ads are finally coming to Tumblr in at least one form. [h/t @rossneumann]
So what about all the people who don’t use the Tumblr dash but instead visit Tumblr sites? Will they see ads?
No! At least, not from Tumblr—any Tumblr blog is free to put whatever advertising they want on their own space.
CNBC’s @mcatwellons tells me the ads will be sold off in the “Radar” spot on the dashboard, not on a person’s Tumblr blog.
Of note: If ads were well-integrated into the Tumblr interface, would you mind them?
The dashboard interface is seemless scrolling. I’d assume the ads would be built in between the posts or use the “radar” spot. I probably wouldn’t mind this. As long as the fluidity of the dashboard stays in tact and I am not flooded with ads. Privacy is an issue as well. I change my status on Facebook and the ads on Facebook change to reflect my status as well. Not cool. I always wondered how tumblr could host so many blogs without a traditional online business model. The highlight thing is a so so business model. And investors want money as tumblr grows. I see this as a natural progression although blogging has always been slightly differentiated from other online business models.
Innovation in career paths? An interesting look from Visual.ly on the impact new media is having on the job market, including the different kinds of positions — and salaries — available in our new social media-obsessed world.
Cool sidenote: Visual.ly now allows you to create your own infographics, so if you have statistics of your own, head over to the site, create one and then share the link with us!
ever feel like college doesn’t prepare you for anything?
Malcom Harris, activist | New York City Subpoenas Twitter For Occupy Wall Street Protester Data (via courtenaybird)