November 7, 2012

Why Facebook Should NOT Buy Tumblr

Sarah Lacy, Pando Daily

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Mathew Ingram has an interesting post on GigaOm today about why Facebook should buy Tumblr. He lays out a compelling case of Tumblr’s insane growth, which I admit was bigger than I’d expected.

As I read I nodded my head, until I stopped reading, thought about it, and suddenly realized that buying Tumblr is the absolute last thing Facebook needs right now.

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TAGGED: Tumblr, Facebook


November 7, 2012
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Mathew Ingram, GigaOm
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