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Tumblr loses traffic because of their NSFW content ban as from december

Adult content is something most social media sites take very seriously. By adult content I mean things like photos of naked people, both old and young. Due to the existence of disturbed people on the internet, precautions have to be taken. Can you imagine one day finding the photo of your naked son on a weird site on the internet? It’s not that hard for this to happen. Someone just has to have access to posts you share on social media so innocently. I think they should introduce social media education as a unit or subject in school. I find it quite important in the modern day. Related to this, today we talk about Tumblr.

Back in December of last year, Tumblr initialized a NSFW content ban that had some users flee to greener pastures. As a matter of fact, we published articles relate about alternative cites for the refugees. There is an African saying that says ‘when someone shows you the door you do not try to negotiate. Just leave if you are no longer welcomed there’. There were forums that tried to fight the action but its hard to push back against the common good. Although there will always be sites that welcome adult content.

Statistics compiled by TechCrunch indicates that the site has lost 20% of their traffic in two months. The question that is on ever ones mind is, will this downward curve continue? Back in November of 2018 the traffic was up to 550 million. If you minus the 20% that have left you remain with 436 million. But maybe the point was to chase away that part of the user base. Its amusing to realize that such a huge number of users were only there for adult content. However, it is not surprising if you imagine how much time weird people spend in front of their computers. Oh no, am I weird? Feel free to comment on this Tumblr development in the comment section below.