Wordpress sees massive Tumblr blog import increase after Yahoo acquisition

Matthew Mullenweg, founding developer of Wordress has posted on his personal blog that imports of Tumblr posts to Wordpress is normally around 400-600 posts an hour, but in an the last hour it has been 72,000. This is a massive increase that is likely due to users worrying what Yahoo will do with its $1.1 billion cash acquisition of Tumblr. Yahoo has shut many companies that it has purchased in the past so it's understandable that some would take such measures. Yahoo has tried to calm worry by saying in a press release: "We promise not to screw it up."

Source: Ma.tt