A year of Tumblr activity, before and after the removal of porn

@Christian for anyone with a screen reader:

the graph shows a slow decline in use over time, use spikes twice, with the removal from the app store and the announcement of removal of porn, by the time porn is removed the gradient has returned to the predicted norm (the shallow gradient from earlier) but after this point the use drops off a cliff by 54%

@Christian I wonder how much of this loss of traffic was anticipated by Verizon.
Someone pointed out that they most likely knew what they were doing and maybe this is more profitable to them because something something advertisers? Idk.

@Christian I wonder what their other stats look like. I'm guessing a similar trend.

@Christian I'm not a bit surprised. I'm hardly using it ever since the announcement.

@Christian I'm actually very interested in this uptick of activity right before the application was removed from the AppStore 🤔

@dgold @Christian media attention *before* the app was removed? About what? :thonking:

@polychrome @Christian there were news stories that search was broken while safe mode was turned off - lots of people didn’t know you could turn off the safe mode - for about two weeks before it was pulled from the App Store. My guess (based on no information whatsoever) kids looking for porn.

@polychrome @dgold @Christian it looks like that could possibly just be the typical random noise? Like a similar thing happens in late May/early June except it goes back down again

LB: Yup, that Y-axis is rooted at 0. Dang.

(deleted my tumblr since my main motivation was to use it to post R18 audio)

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