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Tumblr Savior Filters Tumblr for You

Posted by JenThorpe at 4:58 PM on October 8, 2013

Tumblr Savior screenshotTumblr can be extremely fun to use. Connect to people who you share an interest with and your dashboard will be full of wonderful things that make you happy. Unfortunately, Tumblr can stop being fun if one (or more) of the people you follow start posting things that you really do not want to see.

What can you do? One option, of course, is to unfollow them. Doing so will remove the things you are hoping to avoid, but it also takes out all the good stuff the person posts. Another option, one I recently started using, is Tumblr Savior.

Tumblr Savior is a browser add-on that was created by Bjorn Stromberg. You can use it with Chrome, Safari, Opera, or Firefox. I use a Mac and I am using Tumblr Savior on my Safari browser. I love it! You can download the version you need for free.

Once you install it, you can access Tumblr Savior by clicking on the T icon that should now appear in your browser. It will bring up a “black list” and a “white list”. The “black list” is where you put terms or phrases that you would like Tumblr Savior to filter out for you.

Just like that, those annoying posts are gone! Instead of seeing it, you will get a note about it. It will say something like “’Person You Follow’ made a post containing: ‘word on your black list’”. You can leave it be. Or, if you are curious, you can click on that note and see the post.

Tumblr Savior is a good way to avoid “spoilers”. Put the name of a TV show, or movie, that you haven’t watched yet on your “black list”. Watch the movie (or TV show). Later, go back to your Tumblr Savior and take out those words.

Tumblr had a Security Glitch

Posted by JenThorpe at 10:18 PM on July 18, 2013

tumblr logoTumblr users might want to change their password. The official Tumblr feed announced an important security update for people who were using Tumblr on an iPhone or iPad.

If that describes you, Tumblr suggests that you download an update. There is a link on the Tumblr announcement page that you can click to download the update.

In addition to the update, Tumblr also suggests that you change your password if you have been using either the iPad or iPhone apps to access Tumblr. The reason for the update (and the suggestion that you change your password) is in response to a security issue. Something in the iPad and iPhone Tumblr apps allowed passwords to be compromised “in certain circumstances”.

It appears that if you only access Tumblr from their website that you won’t need to download the update. It also sounds like people who used the Android app to access Tumblr are unaffected by this security glitch.

I just started using Tumblr fairly recently, but I realize it has been around for quite a while. The biggest benefit I’m seeing so far is that I can “follow” the Tumblr accounts of my friends directly through Tumblr. For me, this means I can take their Tumblr accounts out of the Reader I’m using (FeedWizard). It’s much easier just to check them out through Tumblr itself.

Will Yahoo! Screw Up Tumblr?

Posted by J Powers at 11:00 AM on May 20, 2013

Today Yahoo! announced they have purchased Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Of course, Yahoo’s track record for buying companies seems to be that of a kid with ADHD at Christmas time – by February they want new toys. Will this be a great deal for Yahoo! or will we they just push aside for another acquisition down the road.

Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr

Tumblr, a microblogging and social networking platform that was founded by David Karp in 2007 was purchased by Yahoo! for $1.1 billion dollars. Tumblr brings in 175 employees and 108.5 million blogs that reach 44 million people. This inlcudes the thousands of blogs that were imported from Posterous a few months back.

The Exodus from Tumblr to WordPress May Show No Faith in Yahoo! Tumblr

Yahoo Keep Calm gif

Yahoo Keep Calm animated gif (click on to see the image)

According to Matt Mullenweg’s blog today, imports have spiked to WordPress after the news of Yahoo! purchase. “Normally we import 400-600 posts and hour from Tumblr, last hour is was over 72,000.”

Marissa Meyer replied with a “We won’t screw this up” answer. She posted on her own Tumblr (the one with a very annoying gif saying “NOW PANIC and FREAK OUT” followed by “Keep Calm and Carry On”. You can see the annoying gif here.

“We promise not to screw it up.” says Mayer. “Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going.  We will operate Tumblr independently.  David Karp will remain CEO.  The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve.  Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.”

GNC-2010-12-07 #632 Fighting Something Nasty

Posted by geeknews at 1:03 AM on December 7, 2010

I announce the 2010 24hr Podcast Charity, “The Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes” (CSAH). The geek here is fighting something nasty, so a little shorter show than normal, but it is still jammed packed with info. I have a huge number of announcements tonight that surround everything going on.. Thanks for your support and all the great emails coming in. Feel free to comment on the show via email or the hotline at 1-619-342-7365

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GNC-2007-07-17 #285

Posted by geeknews at 3:31 AM on July 17, 2007

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