Is Tumblr a Dead Website? - If not, when will it die?

Is it dead?


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inexplicable ethos

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I still see like 50+ posts a day from the five or so nature photography blogs I follow. Tumblr is still pretty widely used for art and photography sharing by anyone who doesn't make lewd content.

Also there's still a shit load of very active wacko communities on there but I usually ignore them. It may be less popular than it used to be, but it's not going to die naturally. The community is too invested and there's no real competition in the microblogging sphere that offers the features tumblr does (when they work, at least).
 

Princess Peaches

Here we are in the future!
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I still see like 50+ posts a day from the five or so nature photography blogs I follow. Tumblr is still pretty widely used for art and photography sharing by anyone who doesn't make lewd content.

Also there's still a shit load of very active wacko communities on there but I usually ignore them. It may be less popular than it used to be, but it's not going to die naturally. The community is too invested and there's no real competition in the microblogging sphere that offers the features tumblr does (when they work, at least).
That’s a good point. Is it possible that tumblr could become “normal” when all the crazy people flock to twitter?
 

inexplicable ethos

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That’s a good point. Is it possible that tumblr could become “normal” when all the crazy people flock to twitter?
Nah, it's the opposite, really. Most people who are "normal" on Tumblr don't use the platform at all for its actual intended purpose of blogging (i.e., they make minimal to no original posts or text posts and simply reblog or post images) and aren't actually engaged in the website's "culture" per se. The tumblr "community", the people who actually contribute things other than art and images, is even more buttfuck insane now that all the semi-normal people have moved to Twitter. Tumblr's site culture is driven almost entirely by the people who are so deeply invested into the community that they'll never leave, like autists with an interminable hyperfixation. For a lot of them, tumblr is all they know for online socialization. They're typically in their early twenties and joined tumblr in 2010-2011, in middle or high school, and have been using it continuously for nearly a decade. These people are why I said the site will never die naturally, and they're also what will prevent its userbase from growing significantly; when your site is a haven for radical nut jobs, average people are less likely to join and more likely to leave. Tumblr has pretty much condemned itself to asylum status at this point.

But, of course, asylums always have no shortage of inmates.
 

Hitagi Senjougahara

Those who get fooled are partially at fault.
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While it's biggest draw was the porn even after losing that "mass appeal", it's still fairly active but I would assume that most of it's traffic nowadays are attention whores and those who follow them.
 
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