Tumblr is the social network I have used the most in my life. Even though I stopped using it last year it will always have a special place for me. Almost a decade ago someone liked my post on Tumblr, we spoke for years in the platform and well, even though we lived in different continents, last month we moved in together.
I used Tumblr for the last time in August last year, I decided to delete my blog there because (at least in every connection I tried in Colombia) everything was unbearably slow and there was an ad like every second post in my Dashboard. I honestly thought Tumblr’s death was near, but around the same time Automattic took over and they’ve been improving it ever since. First they added improved IndieWeb support and today Matt Mullenweg announced they’re adding ActivityPub support. This is HUGE.
Over 400 (500?) million users will be joining the Fediverse. Is Tumblr about to start the Open Web Revolution?
If this won’t do it, I have no idea what will then.