Tumblr is not a good tool for the creation of longform articles.
How Tumblr Can Save Yahoo
Mark Coatney

That’s what it was meant to be, they even had to come up with a genre of their own (Micro-blogging) to distinguish themselves from the likes of Wordpress, Blogger, and other more “serious” competitors. Why didn’t Yahoo change that? Because like any other community-driven website that gets bought by a corporate, users are very sensitive to change and can easily abandon the platform and move somewhere else if drastic changes happen.

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