Is Pillowfort the new alternative to Tumblr?


Tumblr users leaving the site after it introduced a recent ban on porn and other smutty stuff may have just found their new online home.

Pillowfort bills itself as a hybrid of Twitter, Tumblr and LiveJournal and allows people to join communities and curate news feeds related to their interests.

Crucially, there’s a very laid-back attitude to NSFW content.

Tumblr members are flocking to Pillowfort

Members can post text, images and GIFs and can spread their work either publicly or privately. Pillowfort is still in a closed beta platform but the team behind it say they’ve been flooded with requests since Tumblr announced its new porn ban.

The site was originally started by founder Julia Baritz in February 2017 and was being comfortably run by her and a couple of developers as an online journaling and micro-blogging site. Since then it has had to scale considerably to meet the demand from millions of displaced Tumblr users looking to share and comment on explicit content.

In fact, a post from the site’s staff explains that explicit content is okay as long as it’s used with the correct tags and warning mechanisms.

‘When it comes to fictional depictions or descriptions of divisive subjects such as incest, rape, abuse, etc., we do not intend to restrict that content, for largely the same reasons as discussed above with regards to ‘gray-area’ underage content. We understand these subjects can be distressing for many, and we do request that people posting content that is potentially upsetting tag such posts with the relevant terms so that it can be avoided by those who don’t wish to view such content,’ the site explained

The Pillowfort home feed (Image: Metro.co.uk)

‘The only situation we foresee penalizing the posting of this content would be a case already covered in our ToS, where a bad-faith user appears to be intentionally spamming completely unrelated tags or communities with violent or sexual content with the intent or result of disrupting the usual functioning of that tag or community.’

Baritz told tech site The Verge last month: ‘I want our users to be able to create whatever they want and not have to worry about having their content moved or censored.’

In the future, the site plans to launch a mobile app and allow users to fully import their Tumblr blogs directly onto it.





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