I do not usually make posts too far beyond the lens of medicine but there is enough anxiety in the air that I thought I should make an address regarding this.
As has been hovering in the ether recently and officially announced this morning, Tumblr, the service from which this blog is run, has been acquired by Yahoo!. This has caused quite an uproar in the social media community.
For readers who may not be aware, Yahoo! had made many acquisitions in the past that have since fallen out of relevance due to some poor planning and decision-making. The most prominent of these was Flickr, one of the original social media success stories.
Marissa Mayer, the current CEO of Yahoo!, is well aware of this history and has made the promise not to “screw it up.” Some people have remained skeptical; even as this morning’s news circulates, Wordpress has noted a spike in blog transfers from Tumblr.
But what does this mean for the Medical State of Mind?
For me and this blog, it will be business as usual. The Medical State of Mind is here to stay at its current location and on your dashboards for the foreseeable future.
When I first joined Tumblr three years ago, I was attracted to the culture, the ease of use, and the people. These have not changed and neither will this blog. While I too have some reservations about this acquisition, I am keeping an open mind and put my trust in the progressive, forward thinking vision that both Tumblr CEO David Karp and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer have for their respective companies.
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Read more: Tumblr’s response. Yahoo!’s response.