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Excuse Me, Miss?

Context: Candy company airheadscandy bought a big Dashboard ad (the incoming feed for everybody on Tumblr). They’re asking people to submit jokey Vine-ish slapstick videos. The example they used, above.
It’s weird to see a (paid) joke about misgendering on tumblr, which is famous for its social justice tropes, and making the terms “genderqueer,” “cisgender,” and “TERF" accessible + known to so many. 
The tweens this is aimed at may not get offended, but this ad ran untargeted, right in the main Dashboard feed.
Do I think there will be any brand fallout? Nah. The concept of “social media fail” is a myth. There is no clumsy misstep on the planet, even the biggest, most widely RT’d Twitter fails, that have really hurt a company. So I won’t call this a “fail.” Nothing bad will happen. People are talking smack about the ad, but what else is new?
But it does highlight how nice interest targeting (like Twitter has), would be. No need for age or city demographics. Just plain ol’ nice co-occurrence of follows to determine interest graph stuff.
Scroll down for example of how Tumblr is not here for your dude-looks-like-a-lady humor.
toxicnebulae:

airheadscandy:

Excuse Me, Miss?!Created by Ry Doon for Airheads Candy
Get super famous… submit your airheaded video: Click Here

so…the joke here is that he accosted someone, touching them without their permission and invading their personal space, because he assumed they were a woman
and then they were actually a MAN (because obviously you can tell someone’s gender from their appearance, right?) haha so funny. it’s funny because it’s okay to harass women on the street but if you accidentally harass a man you’re GAY or something
excuse me while I’m not fucking amused

Excuse Me, Miss?

Context: Candy company airheadscandy bought a big Dashboard ad (the incoming feed for everybody on Tumblr). They’re asking people to submit jokey Vine-ish slapstick videos. The example they used, above.

It’s weird to see a (paid) joke about misgendering on tumblr, which is famous for its social justice tropes, and making the terms “genderqueer,” “cisgender,” and “TERF" accessible + known to so many. 

The tweens this is aimed at may not get offended, but this ad ran untargeted, right in the main Dashboard feed.

Do I think there will be any brand fallout? Nah. The concept of “social media fail” is a myth. There is no clumsy misstep on the planet, even the biggest, most widely RT’d Twitter fails, that have really hurt a company. So I won’t call this a “fail.” Nothing bad will happen. People are talking smack about the ad, but what else is new?

But it does highlight how nice interest targeting (like Twitter has), would be. No need for age or city demographics. Just plain ol’ nice co-occurrence of follows to determine interest graph stuff.

Scroll down for example of how Tumblr is not here for your dude-looks-like-a-lady humor.

toxicnebulae:

airheadscandy:

Excuse Me, Miss?!
Created by Ry Doon for Airheads Candy

Get super famous… submit your airheaded video: Click Here

so…the joke here is that he accosted someone, touching them without their permission and invading their personal space, because he assumed they were a woman

and then they were actually a MAN (because obviously you can tell someone’s gender from their appearance, right?) haha so funny. it’s funny because it’s okay to harass women on the street but if you accidentally harass a man you’re GAY or something

excuse me while I’m not fucking amused

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from yahoofinance's mandiwoodruff.

…Chu stubbornly targeted the $1,000 clues first, snatching them away from his competitors and jumping around the board to maximize his chances of stumbling on the coveted Daily Double, which are usually hidden among the higher-value clues. He was so intent on winning that he hit the buzzer sometimes before host Alex Trebek could even finish reading the clue.
…
Viewers didn’t find his stunts all that amusing. They assailed him online, accusing him of ruining the “fun” of the game, while others called him a “mad genius” and “hero villain.”.

He’s not here to make friends. He’s here to win.

from yahoofinance's mandiwoodruff.

…Chu stubbornly targeted the $1,000 clues first, snatching them away from his competitors and jumping around the board to maximize his chances of stumbling on the coveted Daily Double, which are usually hidden among the higher-value clues. He was so intent on winning that he hit the buzzer sometimes before host Alex Trebek could even finish reading the clue.

Viewers didn’t find his stunts all that amusing. They assailed him online, accusing him of ruining the “fun” of the game, while others called him a “mad genius” and “hero villain.”.

He’s not here to make friends. He’s here to win.

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Tumblr phishing issue right now: would be handy to have “sent message” view

Some people I know are getting tumblr phished, and messaging me links (via Fanmail) (to get me to phish, too.)

This is not unlike the Twitter DM “have you seen what people are saying about you?!” vector, but at least on Twitter you can check your Sent DMs to see if you’ve unknowingly sent one of the bad DM’s.

Would be cool to view sent Fanmail on Tumblr. (not just for this reason, but in general).

Update: I just remembered we can now view our login history (city, IP address), here: https://www.tumblr.com/settings/account. This might help some phishing victims troubleshoot stuff.

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app update: great. feature parity! thanks for the heads up, unwrapping.
sad face: I didn’t get @-mention for this. weird. even before this post, i had suspicions about missing @-mentions. anybody else?
unwrapping:

User Mentions Added to Tumblr Apps: After introducing user mentions on the desktop Dashboard, Tumblr added this feature to iOS and Android mobile apps.
When composing, type the @-sign — or tap the @-sign icon on the right for iOS 7. Enter the blog name, such as bluechoochoo, noting you can select results that appear as you type. The mention alerts blogs you name-dropped as a Tumblr notification when you post.

app update: great. feature parity! thanks for the heads up, unwrapping.

sad face: I didn’t get @-mention for this. weird. even before this post, i had suspicions about missing @-mentions. anybody else?

unwrapping:

User Mentions Added to Tumblr Apps: 
After introducing user mentions on the desktop Dashboard, Tumblr added this feature to iOS and Android mobile apps.

When composing, type the @-sign — or tap the @-sign icon on the right for iOS 7. Enter the blog name, such as bluechoochoo, noting you can select results that appear as you type. The mention alerts blogs you name-dropped as a Tumblr notification when you post.

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you know what time it is?

*airhornrrrrrrrrrrrrrn*

big-ass coffee cup time.
it’s Yahoo! earnings call time, with video.
*** watch live here: http://finance.yahoo.com/topics/yahoo-q4-full-year-2013-earnings/ ****
marissamayr + co will talk all things $YHOO (and hopefully Tumblr), in 11 minutes, at 2PM pacific/5 eastern. 
If there’s any Tumblr news/info to chitchat about, I’ll probably be chopping it up on twitter: @bluechoochoo.
If you’re reading this waaaay later, I’ll update this with link to video recording.

you know what time it is?

*airhornrrrrrrrrrrrrrn*

big-ass coffee cup time.

it’s Yahoo! earnings call time, with video.

*** watch live here: http://finance.yahoo.com/topics/yahoo-q4-full-year-2013-earnings/ ****

marissamayr + co will talk all things $YHOO (and hopefully Tumblr), in 11 minutes, at 2PM pacific/5 eastern. 

If there’s any Tumblr news/info to chitchat about, I’ll probably be chopping it up on twitter: @bluechoochoo.

If you’re reading this waaaay later, I’ll update this with link to video recording.

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unwrapping:

via shortformblog:

Can I get an explanation, Tumblr? I have RSS readers that predate SFB being on Tumblr. I would like not to lose them. — Ernie @ SFB


Feedburner’s quality has been declining for a bit. Its bugs and negligence are well-documented by frustrated users. But it’s still a major 3rd party RSS tool. (The biggest one?)
I doubt this was political (as I’ve seen somebody suggest), but I hope there’s an engineering post comin’ later to make this go down easier.

unwrapping:

via shortformblog:

Can I get an explanation, Tumblr? I have RSS readers that predate SFB being on Tumblr. I would like not to lose them. — Ernie @ SFB

Feedburner’s quality has been declining for a bit. Its bugs and negligence are well-documented by frustrated users. But it’s still a major 3rd party RSS tool. (The biggest one?)

I doubt this was political (as I’ve seen somebody suggest), but I hope there’s an engineering post comin’ later to make this go down easier.

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How to use new Twitter Card Analytics on Tumblr

Twitter recently released some neat analytics options for Twitter Cards users.

Since every Tumblr user is pretty much automagically a Twitter Cards user, I was excited to check it out.

But it doesn’t work out of the box.

Here’s a small change you have to make to your theme:

<meta name=”twitter:site” content=”[your twitter username]” />

Shoutout to Twitter for answering my question on Twitter. I think this was probably in their docs, which I did read, but it didn’t clearly distinguish stuff for people who already had 99% of their Twitter Card set-up inherited from a 3rd party platform like Tumblr.