Tumblr is jettisoning all adult content.
Tumblr’s new community guidelines are very specific. “Adult content primarily includes photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations—that depicts sex acts,” the company wrote today in a blog post about the community guideline changes. Images of nipples related to breastfeeding, birth or images from after birth, or “health-related situations” will be allowed, as will written erotica, nudity related to newsworthy events, and “nudity found in art.”
I know for a fact a lot of people are there for the easy access jiggly bits. Even know some people that have their own accounts.
While I am definitely on board with them removing child pr0n. I wonder what it will do to their user numbers.
The times they are a-changing.
I grew up in an era where, if you brought a Playboy mag to school you where the MVP for a week. This easy access to Adult content is odd, but has become mainstream
It's so weird that we are going back towards very puritanical standards. I've seen takes that this is going to result in an erosion of the user base. I wonder how much of this was pressure from Apple and other platform owners who don't want this stuff on their products?
It has to be some very big pressure to make them think they NEEDED this.
Imagine if Reddit followed suite?
If you grew up with everything being freely and easily available, how will people react to the service just being discontinued?