According to TechCrunch, Facebook's hiring of the pseudo-blogging platform development team Storylane back in March hints to a possible overhaul of the social media giant's blogging capabilities. Most techy fingers point to a new Notes format, but some suggest a totally new app. Either way, Tumblr better watch out; Facebook's rounding up the troops and all eyes are on the micro-blogging site.
The Facebook take-down (if it happens) will be a slow burn. Facebook has to compete with Tumblr's easily customizable themes, niche threads, and, the most important part, GIFs. At the moment, a video or looped image can be embedded in a Note, but not animated — something Tumblr thrives off of (GIFs for everyone!). There's also that whole thing of making Notes a hot item on their Newsfeed (it's basically a safari adventure through the depths of Facebook to find the service). And, even after all that, there's the cult-following Tumblr's amassed that will need some convincing, too. Which, if these reaction images are of any indication, won't be an easy task. (Complex)
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