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Tumblr Nixes Another Popular Independent Tumblr App,, After the Directory’s Booming Weekend


Texas-based developer Manny Mendez launched the independent Tumblr directory about a month or two ago. It had about 50 users, mainly in his town of Corpus Christi, he told Betabeat in an email. But Mr. Mendez revisited the site this weekend¬†and made a few changes, and suddenyl the directory was slammed with about 100,000 visits. Betabeat noticed a tweet from Reuters blogger and social media powerhouse Anthony DeRosa, who had listed his Tumblr; but when we clicked through, the link spit out Tumblr’s error page. It turns out Tumblr had banned the app, which called to mind the recent dust-up over the popular “Missing e” extension, during which Tumblr threatened to pull the developer’s personal blog if he didn’t cease and desist. Considering Tumblr has been building its own directory for several months, Betabeat wondered if the startup was merely trying to quash the competition.

But after a harried day of noncommunication, Mr. Mendez says the signs look good for his directory.  Read More