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re: Ok. Here are some of my speculations: Tumblr users will systematically migrate to WordPress. WordPress will inherit some of the popular themes an...
 

1) I'm doubtful about the migration; half of the appeal of Tumblr is reblogging/sharing content other people have created, which isn't baked into WordPress. If WordPress.org built that sort of sharable content functionality into it, then maybe?

Tumblr creators have gone to:

  • Twitter
  • Patreon
  • Instagram

With adult content creators (a large base of Tumble users) mostly moving to Twitter and Patreon.

2) WordPress has already copied one aspect of Tumblr, ages ago, which is different media post types. Like image post, audio post, etc. but it didn't seem to really catch on with WP users.

3) This I could see happening. Eventually. Once they figure out how to milk as much value out of the user base as they can.

 

2) WordPress has already copied one aspect of Tumblr, ages ago, which is different media post types. Like image post, audio post, etc. but it didn't seem to really catch on with WP users.

Many of the "not what WP was originally meant to do" functionalities felt bolted on. There was also the "why use an emulation when native is already out there". Plus, if you were a low-effort user (which accounted for a lot of Tumblr's users), WP felt cumbersome (as many CMS-y systems do).

 

I hate IG so much. Tumblr was the place to share art.

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