David Karp, the 26-year-old programmer who founded Tumblr in a bedroom of his mom’s apartment, celebrated the news of Tumblr’s sale to Yahoo in a spirited blog post that assures his fans the microblogging site will only get better.
“Simply, Tumblr gets better faster.”
He signs off with a very un-corporate F-bomb. Here’s the post:
It takes a lot of money to move Yahoo’s needle. And Yahoo thinks Tumblr — which generated all of $13 million last year — will do that within the next 20 months. … It’s a free Web product, which means it’s not really free at all. So if you’re using it, you’re going to pay with your eyeballs. You’re not surprised, right?