New Rule

obitoftheday:

newsweek:

You pin, we unfollow.

I enjoy the irony in this. And no, Newsweek doesn’t follow Obit of the Day. So I’m OK.

I have no problem with pinning:

* It’s a great way to get important posts noticed. And if what you thought was important isn’t then you won’t get likes.

* Just click the pin and they disappear. Easy.

* It’s only five bucks which is reasonable marketing money for smaller tumblrs who can’t afford the Radar.

* Pins work for my tumblr…I’ve pinned Sally Ride, Jerry Nelson, Antietam, Jackie Robinson, and it’s gotten lots of notes. Which is the point.

* So you can be grumpy about them but are they really an issue that hurts the use of a free blogging platform?

I asked about this topic last week. Read your responses here.

Recent Comments

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  1. cityaddict reblogged this from shortformblog
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  5. karenalise reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    yep yep yep! you ruin my dash that way
  6. ursamajor reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    Oddly enough, Newsweek, I follow several hundred Tumblrs, including some corporate ones, and the only one of them using...
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  9. chrisgriswold reblogged this from themaughanster and added:
    It just seems like an intern has an inflated sense of self.
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    Wait a second. So Newsweek, by their own policy, is allowed to pin (this post was pinned), but if anyone else they...
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    Whhhaaaat???
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  19. themaughanster reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    I love that Newsweek opted to Pin this post. Keep on keepin’ on, you guys.