Some thoughts on Oath

Been thinking about my blog here on Tumblr since I posted about Kottke.org yesterday

I’ve been writing down words, sharing thoughts, music and photos for 11 years on this Tumblelog, powered by Tumblr. 

Tumblr ran independently for 7 years or so and then was acquired by Yahoo about 4 years ago. 

Yahoo was then acquired by AOL which is owned by Verizon. 

Verizon then combined AOL and Yahoo and called that newly combined entity Oath

I looked up the definition of the word oath:

It means a solemn promise

So what is that solemn promise Verizon is making to it’s customers. 

Are they making a promise to Tumblr and this community? 

I really hope it does but they recently sold Flickr to Smugmug which makes me feel like they aren’t investing in their current products and current customers. 

And it’s not a great sign when a CEO doesn’t use their own products*

So I don’t know what I’m going to do with this blog. I’ll let you know when I do. 


*harsh but true.  

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