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A review by one of the folks sums it up perfectly:
“What worries me about Yahoo! buying Tumblr is how it would choose to incorporate the website into its email and homepage features. One of the reasons why Tumblr is so unique is because it’s a niche market. By adding more users who don’t fit into this niche, it would make it more difficult for communities to develop within Tumblr, and Tumblr would have to change to accommodate these new users. Tumblr as a website is not the kind that you can sign up for in a day and be on your way. It is a website crafted so that you can immediately post but must spend several weeks, sometimes even months, to build a community. With new users who would not be willing to spend time growing a community, Tumblr would have to be changed, which would alienate its current users. Those users have spent time and effort to make Tumblr what it is today, and they are the ones who spend time on the website daily. A user who is checking onto Tumblr because it’s attached to their homepage is not going to be as strong of a user nor as dedicated. By changing the website to suit this new user, you would lose the strong users while building an undedicated usership.
To any website that would think of buying Tumblr, they must understand that it is a website that cannot be changed to make it more user friendly to a casual blogger. I think that many Tumblr users would be less worried about a buy-out if they were promised that their communities and ways of using Tumblr would not be changed. No one is going to mind Yahoo! buying the website and gaining a few extra million dollars per year from the minimal advertising; what we will be upset with is if a company like Yahoo! then changes the website to increase casual users and decrease dedicated users. Yahoo! would gain nothing by losing this “cool” group of bloggers in an age group they so desperately want to reach, so they must cater to these individuals by leaving the website exactly as is.” - houseoftombombadilAs much as is does sound like a load of bullshit for someone to buy Tumblr, it’s a possibility. I Personally think it should stay independent and I hope David Karp keeps a hold of it like his own child. Or we make enough noise to where such major changes (if bought) will not happen. I would hate to see Tumblr turned into an advertising dump.We’re not a ‘hip fad group’ to be marketed to. I hate the fact that’s all we look like to businesses in the end.
reblogging again for this ^
i was teaching my grandma to use computer so we can talk on skype and such but today she went kinda mad at me because “i didnt show her the knitting programme” and i was like what
and it comes out she accidentally opened ms excel and found out its a great way to create knitting patterns
my grandma is 82
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Due to popular demand, I have tried to make a list of corset retailers and designers I would recommend, based either on my personal experiences with them, or after hearing positive reviews from other corset lovers. There are similar lists online, which I would also suggest you take a look at if you are new to corsetry.
I have chosen NOT to arrange them by price, quality, or any other feature, just because things like this can be subjective or variable.
Some of the corsets on offer, both custom and ready-made, will be safe and effective waist training pieces, and some will be better suited to occasional tightlacing as part of an ensemble. I leave it up to the buyer to do their research to find what will suit their needs the best.
Many of the Off-The-Peg brands will offer a bespoke service, and vice versa, but I have tried to list them in the category for which they are most well-known. An * indicates a ready-to-wear brand with an additional fully made-to-measure service offered.
I don’t promise that this will be the most accurate list you’ll ever find, but I hope it’s useful to people looking to buy excellent corsets.
- Orchard Corsets
- What Katie Did
- Fairy Goth Mother / Lulu And Lush
- Miss Katie
- Timeless Trends
- Angels Carrying Savage Weapons *
- Bibian Blue
- Maya Hansen
- Isabella Corsetry *
- Lace Embrace Atelier *
- Lovesick Corrective Apparrel *
- Gallery Serpentine *
- Booby Trap Corsets
- Boom Boom Baby *
- Alice Corsets (Russian language)
- Julina Corsets
- Sweet Carousel
- Miss Martha *
- Miss Moss
- Miss Self Destructive *
- Revanche de la Femme
- Castle Corsetry
- Scoundrelle’s Keep *
- Orchid Corsets
- Elle Corsets / Heavenly Corsets
- Electra Designs
- Morgana Femme Couture
- Contour Corsets
- Dark Garden
- C&S Constructions
- Lady Lucie
- Jupiter Moon 3
Unfortunately, some of the corset makers I’ve listed have their designs regularly stolen by manufacturers of cheap lingerie. Take a look at my blog Corset Fakery for more information about this.
As always, there is no substitute for good quality, and no better way to find it than talking to experienced corset wearers. I wish you all the best!
How good are corsets. Rhetorical.