The thing the media doesn’t understand when we react so strongly about this, is that tumblr is a place where we go to vent, find like minded beings, and feel safe. Tumblr (from what I’ve observed) is an outlet for people. And change of a place that feels safe is not going to received well because with change, the feeling of safety is lost.
There are plenty of people (from what I’ve seen) on this website who are depressed, suffer from an anxiety disorder, or feel out of place who log on here to let go and express themselves, because we’re all a little odd here. It’s honestly a way of healing in a society that doesn’t like the odd, or accept depression/anxiety/mental illness.
So Yahoo, please, don’t buy tumblr. It’ll hurt a lot of people because you’ll be taking away a place that is almost like a second home.