With the news that Tumblr has been acquired by Yahoo!, Tumblr users have been worried about whether or not the deal will change the nature of the site. While we don't know what the future holds for Tumblr, we've pulled a few of our favorites that we hope don't ever change.
More than a decade ago, when I wanted to register my first domain, I didn't know what to call it. But I was excited at the feeling and fun of register...
A funny thing happens when you lie to people: they tend to believe. Why shouldn't they? They lie to themselves all the time. Our minds are wired to respond in predictable ways-among them is perceiving the world the way we want to see it, not necessarily the way it is.
Shredding privacy is the essence of Tumblr's appeal to Yahoo, and even though it has said it will retain the social networking site's founders in key positions, one way or another that very personal data will be mined and inevitably fall into what users will discover to be the wrong hands.
While it's true social networks often start with relatively few ads, it's a given that'll change in time. Now Yahoo has acquired Tumblr, and more ads are on the way. Needless to say, not everyone is happy about this.
What seemed to be the overarching theme at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York this month? Some ideas are ready to go to market and some are still inspirations on the back of a napkin. But seeing early stage firms with only $350,000 to $550,000 in funding is pretty cool.
Hoover is classic example of a brand who's success ultimately lead to its demise, as so many of us now say we're "hoovering" when we're using a Dyson. Google is a dangerously long way down this slippery slope.
Yahoo is working to right a very big ship, and while some ideas have gone against the grain of what appears to be a strategic best practice, it does deserve to be acknowledged for something that it can build upon as a positive.
Make no mistake, paid family leave is something every parent should have access to, but parenting is a marathon, not only a sleep-deprived sprint. For millions of working parents, flexibility is a key factor in the work-life juggle.
Whether she knows it, or not, Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has tapped into a relatively new concept of human behavior that's capturing the imagination of some behavioral scientists.
f my company or manager were not flexible about me working from home on occasion -- as long as I'm actually getting my work done -- I would not be able to keep this job. I really doubt I am the only person (or person with a disability) in the country in this situation.
In an encouraging sign of the times, New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce has introduced a resolution that we and countless other people who work at home can get behind: a telecommuting Congress.
Frankly, I've been shocked at how "easy" people have been on Mayer's mandate about Yahoo! employees no longer working from home. Was she given a pass, of sorts, because she's a woman? I would say yes. Definitely.
Yahoo's recent announcement to end telecommuting has caused quite the stir. I recently spoke about this with Terri Griffith, professor at Santa Clara University and expert on how you make combined technology and organization decisions and then work these changes into your business.
Letting go of physical boundaries, 19th-century work practices and an expectation that change is ever complete, may propel some organizations to the front through greater innovation and overall productivity.
Go ahead and laugh at Yahoo! for paying $30 million dollars for a 17-year-old's news aggregator app. Just show us your content reader first. Whether...