Every once in a while someone covers a story in more depth and captures the essence of the news more acutely than the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and every tech, social media and marketing mashup blog combined. We think this gif by Bob-O-Rama pretty much nails this morning's blockbuster announcement that Yahoo just bought Tumblr.
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Yahoo, has been trying to upgrade its image. Hiring ex-Google VP, Marissa Mayer to take over as CEO last year was a first step in bringing those who grew up watching "The Brady Bunch" on TV in its first iteration (i.e., age 40+) a little further along into the 21st century. In late baby boomer and early Gen-X'er (or Generation Jones') defense, we were at one time known as early adopters of email, listservs, online bulletin boards and all things Web 1.0.
Enter Web 2.0, social media, smartphones, apps and microblogs. Tumblr, in short, is popular with people who can create memes and gifs like this one by Bob-o-Rama.
We think you understand. And if this first take on the acquisition is anything to go by, expect interesting things in the future from the new Yahoo now featuring a side of Tumblr.
Source: Bob-o-Rama. Visit his site, and show some love.