The overall thesis of what we’re trying to do is empower and highlight interesting creative advertising,” said Derek Gottfrid, Tumblr’s vp of product. “It’s not meant for the direct-response crowd.Derek spoke to me about Tumblr’s new ad platform. Click here to read the article. (via joshsternberg)
singulus asks: "I Don't Know Why, But. John's Leaving Makes Me Sad ...
» SFB says: He’s an important figure for making Tumblr what it was, so that’s understandable. He was a bit more under-the-radar than some of the other Tumblr employees, but he nonetheless played a key role. And as it sounds like he’s staying involved as an adviser, he’ll still be involved with key decisions. Hope this means more good things for the company. — Ernie @ SFB
sushiinthecan asks: So, is there anything we can do to avoid this? Or at least know if what we are about to reblog is infected?
» SFB says: Yes — the key thing is to check your browser to make sure there’s nothing rogue on it (say, extensions you didn’t install) and to be sure everything is updated to the latest version, and as far as reblogging stuff, click on the “HTML” tag in the posting interface to view the source code. If there is something there that shouldn’t be — it’d look similar to the top image on our last post, particularly the top line — delete it. It appears to be a browser hijack rather than a theme hijack, as it adds the code to the bottom of posts, but users can spread the offending code on their own Tumblrs unwittingly. It looks like the code adds ad links to affected Tumblrs. — Ernie @ SFB