Well this is interesting.
I love what services like Posterous and Tumblr are doing, but after dabbling a bit, I quickly found that having as much control as possible was the way to go, i.e. self-hosting.
Nothing against them, just not for me.
I’ve been watching Tumblr with some interest, their recent epic downtime, their recent adoption of Matthew Inman’s (@theoatmeal) downtime page, their decision to send 20 bloggers to New York fashion week.
Why? Mostly because they are an East Coast startup.
Nothing stirs the pot like a good old East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry, especially in tech where the Left Coast wrote the book, then revised and rewrote it a few times.
Anyway, apparently this is a true story. Tumblr’s founder told a paying customer of some note to “go away” when he expressed concern about the recent downtime and other issues.
Worth the read. Comments?