When micro blogging and social media platform Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo! Inc., the search giant promised status quo. And status quo it did maintain (well, kind of), but when Verizon Media picked it up in 2017, it changed. Specifically, it changed in 2018 when Tumblr made an akin to end of the world, shocking announcement that it will be getting rid of all NSFW (acronym for Not Safe For Work) contents. Hell freezes over as the prospect of the end of free porn loomed.

The move prompted a major outcry from bloggers and users alike. Despite so, it was a done deal. Tumblr’s new owner is not going to change its mind, ever. It was inevitable that all adult content posted on Tumblr since its founding in 2007 will be wiped on December 17, 2018. Just when free porn enthusiasts and NSFW Tumblr blog owners thought the dystopia future is upon them, a superhero came along to save the day. And that superhero is Partiko.

Described as a fast-growing, decentralized social media platform, Partiko swooped in with all of its resources, including coughing up money for an additional 40 terabytes of storage, to archive affected Tumblr users’ NSFW content. Partiko successfully identified the top 50,000 active NSFW blogs on Tumblr based on content, activity and users on December 12, 2018 and within two days, the company have archived the top 10,000 active NSFW Tumblr blogs, saving a whopping 53,588 Tumblr blogs by December 17, 2018 – the drop-dead date of a squeaky clean Tumblr (that’s for explicit sexual content and nudity only, and not hate content and racism, btw).

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Now, for the actual good news. If you had a NSFW Tumblr page, you can hit up welcome.partiko.app to claim your old Tumblr content. Once claimed, you can then publish your archived content on Partiko’s platform. But you have to act fast because, any unclaimed content will cease to exist after end of February 2019. Well, it looks like Partiko might just become the next Tumblr.

So folks, stop sulking and smile because, you can continue to do what you do best even without the original Tumblr. Kudos to Partiko for the call, but seriously, you gotta have a better name than Partiko for this new age ‘Tumblr’. Just saying… Anywho, if you interested in this fairly new social media platform, you can find the FREE app on Apple App Store and Google Play store.

Published by Mike chua

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.