Which lead to a small avalanche of people departing for Twitter, since that seems to be the last major social media platform that will let you post adult content (albeit with some caveats). The departure led to its own hashtag, #TumblrRefugee, as account holders let their followers know where they were going ie their new Twitter address.
|The ax fell early it seems - #FreeTheNipple!!|
Anyway, for everyone interested in 'censorship' (hence the #SoSS hashtag for this post) you will be thrilled to know that Tumblr have jumped the gun on their own policy change and started early.
I've just looked at my Tumblr account and discovered that Tumblr are already hiding my posts on the grounds that they contravene their new policy. Interesting. I thought it was happening December 17 but apparently not. They started it this morning - maybe their porn police bot doesn't know its the weekend?
I guess I'll find out on Monday what has happened to my Tumblr account. Maybe it will still be there - with posts that no-one can see - or or maybe it won't. No-one is really sure if they're going to terminate our accounts or slap a permanent shadow ban on us.
Time will tell.
For anyone that cares, my Tumblr account is NeroTumblesHere and my Twitter account is NeroTweetsHere. You are currently reading my blog at NeroBlogsHere. If any of you are new to social media might I suggest something that no-one told me: try to choose a name that is available on ALL the major social media platforms. Having a different name for each is a really dumb idea, since people expect you to have the same 'address' everywhere.
My user name on Instagram is nero.j.black ....so there's another one as well!